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A temporary memorial for the 47 students and teachers whose bodies have been identified after being recovered from the Sewol ferry opened Wednesday in Ansan.

Danwon High School's junior class was aboard the ferry heading to the southern tourist island of Jeju. About 250 of the students are dead or missing.

By noon, the line of mourners stretched to the street, many of them in black suits and black dresses.

"This was the only thing I could do for the students," said Lee Ae-ri, who lives in another city about a half-hour drive away. "I can't stay long inside because I feel like tearing up."

A woman weeps at a tribute for victims of the sunken 'Sewol' ferry at the Ansan Olympic Memorial Hall on April 23, 2014 in Ansan, South Korea.Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images

— The Associated Press