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Migrants as their boat is towed away by a Thai navy vessel, in waters near Koh Lipe island, on Saturday. Thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshis have been turned away by Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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About 30 people believed to be relatives of Chinese passengers of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 that went missing a year ago, protest near the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing on Sunday. Kyodo/Landov hide caption

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Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim arrives at court house in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on Tuesday. Malaysia's top court upheld Anwar's sodomy conviction in a case widely seen as politically motivated. AP hide caption

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The winner of Miss Malaysia World 2013, Melinder Kaur Bhullar, poses during the grand finale on Aug. 2, 2013, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Four Muslim women were dropped as contestants after a religious decree, or fatwa, barred them from participating. Rahman Roslan/Getty Images hide caption

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Sayur manis at a restaurant in Kota Kinabalu in Malaysian Borneo. The greens were sautéed with onions, red pepper, dry-fried shallots and egg white. Konstantin Kakaes for NPR hide caption

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At a July 18 press conference at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, Vice President of Malaysia Airlines Europe Huib Gorter talk about the crash of flight MH17. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption

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Ships continued to search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Wednesday. They were looking in an area about 1,000 miles northwest of Perth. Ocean Shield is an Australian ship that has been looking for the jet's black boxes. Australian Maritime Safety Authority hide caption

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The U.S. Navy's Bluefin-21 Artemis autonomous underwater vehicle as it was being hoisted on board the Australian Navy vessel Ocean Shield earlier this month. The Bluefin is being deployed to map the sea floor in the area of the southern Indian Ocean where the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is concentrated. It will look for any sign of the missing jet. MC1 Peter D. Blair/U.S. Navy hide caption

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Sgt. Trent Wyatt looks out an observation window on Friday from aboard a Royal New Zealand air force P-3 Orion maritime search aircraft as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean. So far there's been no sign of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. But officials are hoping that sounds detected below the surface are coming from one or both of the plane's black boxes. Richard Wainwright/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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A Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion flew past the Australian defense vessel Ocean Shield on Wednesday as the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 continued in the southern Indian Ocean. LSIS Bradley Darvill/Australian Defense Force/AP hide caption

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