Relatives of victims of the Sewol ferry accident stand before a banner featuring victim photos during a protest. More than 300 people, most of them high school students, died in the accident. Nine people remain missing. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sewol ferry crew members, whose identities are obscured in this photo at the request of the court, attend verdict proceedings in Gwangju, South Korea, Tuesday. Ferry captain Lee Joon-Seok was sentenced to 36 years in jail. Getty Images hide caption

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More than 70 second-year students who survived the sinking of the ferry Sewol returned to Danwon High School in Ansan, South Korea, on Wednesday. Kim Chul-Soo/EPA/Landov hide caption

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People watch a live speech by South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who said she is disbanding the coast guard over its handling of the Sewol ferry disaster. Lee Jin-man/AP hide caption

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Crews aboard ships involved in the recovery effort at the site where a South Korean ferry sank continued to work as night fell Thursday. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Yellow ribbons hang from a fence outside Danwon High School in Ansan, South Korea, as some students return Thursday for the first time since a ferry disaster claimed the lives of scores of their classmates. Yang Ji-woong /EPA/Landov hide caption

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As the sun set Wednesday in Jindo, South Korea, a woman kept watch on the waters where the Sewol ferry sank. It's feared the death toll will reach 300. Nicolas Asfouri /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A prayer for the missing and dead: Family members and friends have gathered in the port city of Jindo, South Korea, as the search continues for the scores of passengers still missing after last Wednesday's ferry disaster. At the water's edge, many are offering prayers — including this woman. Issei Kato /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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A relative waits for word of missing passengers of a sunken ferry in Jindo, South Korea. A newly released transcript depicts a scene of confusion on the stricken ferry as it sank. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption

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