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Hundreds still awaiting airlift on stricken Italian ferry

The car ferry Norman Atlantic burns in waters off Greece in this still image from video December 28, 2014. REUTERS/Skai TV via Reuters TV

The car ferry Norman Atlantic burns in waters off Greece in this still image from video December 28, 2014. REUTERS/Skai TV via Reuters TV

The car ferry Norman Atlantic burns in waters off Greece in this still image from video December 28, 2014. REUTERS/Skai TV via Reuters TV
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A rescue helicopter flies over the burning car ferry Norman Atlantic as a fire fighting tug boat douches the vessel in the south Adriatic sea December 28, 2014.  REUTERS/Skai TV

A rescue helicopter flies over the burning car ferry Norman Atlantic as a fire fighting tug boat douches the vessel in the south Adriatic sea December 28, 2014. REUTERS/Skai TV

A rescue helicopter flies over the burning car ferry Norman Atlantic as a fire fighting tug boat douches the vessel in the south Adriatic sea December 28, 2014. REUTERS/Skai TV
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A rescue helicopter flies over the burning car ferry Norman Atlantic as  fire fighting tug boats douche the vessel in south Adriatic sea December 28, 2014.  REUTERS/Skai TV

A rescue helicopter flies over the burning car ferry Norman Atlantic as fire fighting tug boats douche the vessel in south Adriatic sea December 28, 2014. REUTERS/Skai TV

A rescue helicopter flies over the burning car ferry Norman Atlantic as fire fighting tug boats douche the vessel in south Adriatic sea December 28, 2014. REUTERS/Skai TV
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An Italian Navy member looks out from helicopter as the car ferry Norman Atlantic burns in waters off Greece December 28, 2014 in this handout photo provided by Marina Militare. REUTERS/Marina Militare/Handout via Reuters

An Italian Navy member looks out from helicopter as the car ferry Norman Atlantic burns in waters off Greece December 28, 2014 in this handout photo provided by Marina Militare. REUTERS/Marina Militare/Handout via Reuters

An Italian Navy member looks out from helicopter as the car ferry Norman Atlantic burns in waters off Greece December 28, 2014 in this handout photo provided by Marina Militare. REUTERS/Marina Militare/Handout via Reuters
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The car ferry Norman Atlantic burns in waters off Greece December 28, 2014 in this handout photo provided by Marina Militare.  REUTERS/Marina Militare/Handout via Reuters

The car ferry Norman Atlantic burns in waters off Greece December 28, 2014 in this handout photo provided by Marina Militare. REUTERS/Marina Militare/Handout via Reuters

The car ferry Norman Atlantic burns in waters off Greece December 28, 2014 in this handout photo provided by Marina Militare. REUTERS/Marina Militare/Handout via Reuters
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The car ferry Norman Atlantic burns in waters off Greece December 28, 2014 in this handout photo provided by Marina Militare. Italian and Greek helicopter crews prepared to work through the night to airlift passengers in pairs off a burning ferry adrift in the Adriatic Sea, battling darkness and bad weather that hampered rescue efforts by other ships throughout Sunday. REUTERS/Marina Militare/Handout via Reuters

The car ferry Norman Atlantic burns in waters off Greece December 28, 2014 in this handout photo provided by Marina Militare. Italian and Greek helicopter crews prepared to work through the night to airlift passengers in pairs off a burning ferry...more

The car ferry Norman Atlantic burns in waters off Greece December 28, 2014 in this handout photo provided by Marina Militare. Italian and Greek helicopter crews prepared to work through the night to airlift passengers in pairs off a burning ferry adrift in the Adriatic Sea, battling darkness and bad weather that hampered rescue efforts by other ships throughout Sunday. REUTERS/Marina Militare/Handout via Reuters
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A life raft believed to be from the car ferry Norman Atlantic that burns in waters off Greece is seen in this still image from video December 28, 2014. REUTERS/Skai TV via Reuters TV

A life raft believed to be from the car ferry Norman Atlantic that burns in waters off Greece is seen in this still image from video December 28, 2014. REUTERS/Skai TV via Reuters TV

A life raft believed to be from the car ferry Norman Atlantic that burns in waters off Greece is seen in this still image from video December 28, 2014. REUTERS/Skai TV via Reuters TV
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The car ferry Norman Atlantic burns in waters off Greece December 28, 2014 in this handout photo provided by Marina Militare.  REUTERS/Marina Militare/Handout via Reuters

The car ferry Norman Atlantic burns in waters off Greece December 28, 2014 in this handout photo provided by Marina Militare. REUTERS/Marina Militare/Handout via Reuters

The car ferry Norman Atlantic burns in waters off Greece December 28, 2014 in this handout photo provided by Marina Militare. REUTERS/Marina Militare/Handout via Reuters
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A person rescued from the Norman Atlantic vessel in the Adriatic sea is carried by medics off the ambulance as they arrive at the Antonio Perrino hospital in Brindisi, December 28, 2014.  REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

A person rescued from the Norman Atlantic vessel in the Adriatic sea is carried by medics off the ambulance as they arrive at the Antonio Perrino hospital in Brindisi, December 28, 2014. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

A person rescued from the Norman Atlantic vessel in the Adriatic sea is carried by medics off the ambulance as they arrive at the Antonio Perrino hospital in Brindisi, December 28, 2014. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca
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A life raft believed to be from the car ferry Norman Atlantic that burns in waters off Greece is seen in this still image from video December 28, 2014. REUTERS/Skai TV via Reuters TV

A life raft believed to be from the car ferry Norman Atlantic that burns in waters off Greece is seen in this still image from video December 28, 2014. REUTERS/Skai TV via Reuters TV

A life raft believed to be from the car ferry Norman Atlantic that burns in waters off Greece is seen in this still image from video December 28, 2014. REUTERS/Skai TV via Reuters TV
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The car ferry Norman Atlantic burns in waters off Greece in this still image from video December 28, 2014. REUTERS/Skai TV via Reuters TV

The car ferry Norman Atlantic burns in waters off Greece in this still image from video December 28, 2014. REUTERS/Skai TV via Reuters TV

The car ferry Norman Atlantic burns in waters off Greece in this still image from video December 28, 2014. REUTERS/Skai TV via Reuters TV
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The vessel Norman Atlantic is seen in this photo taken on September 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Paolo Gangemi/Handout

The vessel Norman Atlantic is seen in this photo taken on September 26, 2014. REUTERS/Paolo Gangemi/Handout

The vessel Norman Atlantic is seen in this photo taken on September 26, 2014. REUTERS/Paolo Gangemi/Handout
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