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A relative of passengers on board the Eastern Star cruise ship is comforted by a man along the Yangtze River's banks in Jianli, China. Relatives of people missing after the cruise ship capsized have gathered at the disaster site. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Relatives await word of survivors from a cruise ship that capsized in the Yangtze River. The Eastern Star was carrying more than 450 people; only 14 have been rescued. China Stringer Network/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Rescuers carry an injured child on a stretcher after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit the area in southwest China's Yunnan province. The quake reportedly collapsed thousands of buildings when it struck Sunday afternoon. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rescue crews work on the wreckage of TransAsia Airways Flight GE222, which crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather on the Taiwanese island of Penghu, late Wednesday. Wong Yao-wen/AP hide caption

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People dig graves Thursday for miners who died in an explosion in Soma, Turkey. Anger over what's being called the deadliest industrial accident in the country's history has set off protests nationwide. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An eyewitness photo shows an inflatable playhouse being blown high in the air. Two boys were seriously injured when they fell out at 15 feet, and a girl who fell out at a lower height also was hurt. Proceeds from the licensing of this image are being donated to the kids' families. Poststar.com hide caption

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