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Debris blankets the north side of one of the Cocos Keeling Islands in the Indian Ocean. Researchers found a huge amount of plastic both onshore and buried in the sand. Courtesy of Silke Stuckenbrock hide caption

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Remote Island Chain Has Few People — But Hundreds Of Millions Of Pieces Of Plastic

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The hull of Wild Eyes — the sailboat Abby Sunderland used in her attempt to sail around the world solo — was found drifting off Australia's Kangaroo Island. South Australia Police hide caption

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Chagossians weep at the grave of their parents on Peros Banos Island April 10, 2006. Fifteen elders are allowed to visit once a year. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Islanders Pushed Out For U.S. Base Hope For End To 40-Year Exile

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Relatives of passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 embrace each other in a Beijing hotel after learning of news today that the flight ended in the southern Indian Ocean. Rolex Dela Pena/EPA/Landov hide caption

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