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Thursday, September 2, 1999 Published at 13:06 GMT 14:06 UK

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Picture gallery: Remembering the Swissair dead

A year after the Swissair crash that killed all 229 on board, family and friends gather for a commemorative ceremony in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family members of the victims look out to sea in the direction of where the plane crashed one year ago, during remembrance ceremonies near Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia.

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The remains of the victims, which have been kept at Canadian Government facilities, are carried to an internment site. They had to be divided among more than 20 caskets, as only a small percentage of the crash victims bodies were recovered.

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Dozens of people made their way to a memorial sculpture dedicated to those who died.

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Family members support one another after ceremonies intended to help relatives come to grips with their pain.

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A moment alone: Flight SR111 crashed into the Atlantic ocean near Peggy's Cove en route to Geneva. No survivors were found amid the debris.

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The cockpit voice recorder was recovered in approximately 180 feet of water - with an eerie recording of the pilot's final conversation.

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