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In pictures: Egypt plane crash
Shoe from one of the passengers
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It was soon obvious that there would be no rescue - only a recovery operation.
View of the recovery area
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Planes, helicopters and boats scoured the area, where the Red Sea is very deep.
Wreckage from the crash site
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But only pieces of wreckage were picked up - and body parts.
Distraught relatives of the Egyptian crew outside the Cairo offices of Flash Airlines.
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Distraught relatives of the Egyptian crew rushed to the Cairo offices of Flash Airlines.
French relatives being comforted by doctors
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Some of the French relatives had not heard the news and went to welcome their loves ones at Charles de Gaulle airport.
French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin arrives to meet relatives of the crash victims.
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Visibly shocked, Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin said the whole of France was in mourning.




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