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The mystery of MH370

French gendarmes and police inspect a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, July 29, 2015. France's BEA air crash investigation agency said it was examining the debris, in coordination with Malaysian and Australian authorities, to determine whether it came from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished last year in one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history. REUTERS/Zinfos974/Prisca Bigot

French gendarmes and police inspect a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, July 29, 2015. France's BEA air crash investigation agency said it was examining the...more

French gendarmes and police inspect a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, July 29, 2015. France's BEA air crash investigation agency said it was examining the debris, in coordination with Malaysian and Australian authorities, to determine whether it came from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished last year in one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history. REUTERS/Zinfos974/Prisca Bigot
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Debris that has washed onto the Jamaique beach in Saint-Denis is seen on the shoreline of French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, August 3, 2015. More pieces of metal debris found washed up on Reunion were taken into police custody to determine if the plane debris found on Reunion Island came from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared without a trace 16 months ago with 239 passengers and crew on board. 
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Debris that has washed onto the Jamaique beach in Saint-Denis is seen on the shoreline of French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, August 3, 2015. More pieces of metal debris found washed up on Reunion were taken into police custody to determine if...more

Debris that has washed onto the Jamaique beach in Saint-Denis is seen on the shoreline of French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, August 3, 2015. More pieces of metal debris found washed up on Reunion were taken into police custody to determine if the plane debris found on Reunion Island came from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared without a trace 16 months ago with 239 passengers and crew on board. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen
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Relatives of passengers who were onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 push policemen as they try to enter the building where the Malaysia Airlines office is located, in Beijing, August 5, 2015. After police and security personnel initially stopped them, relatives of passengers of the missing flight were allowed to enter the building to meet an airlines representative for more information on the investigation. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Relatives of passengers who were onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 push policemen as they try to enter the building where the Malaysia Airlines office is located, in Beijing, August 5, 2015. After police and security personnel...more

Relatives of passengers who were onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 push policemen as they try to enter the building where the Malaysia Airlines office is located, in Beijing, August 5, 2015. After police and security personnel initially stopped them, relatives of passengers of the missing flight were allowed to enter the building to meet an airlines representative for more information on the investigation. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Debris that has washed onto the Jamaique beach in Saint-Denis is seen on the shoreline of French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

Debris that has washed onto the Jamaique beach in Saint-Denis is seen on the shoreline of French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

Debris that has washed onto the Jamaique beach in Saint-Denis is seen on the shoreline of French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen
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Relatives of passengers who were onboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are stopped by policemen as they try to enter the building where the Malaysia Airlines office is located, in Beijing, August 5, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Relatives of passengers who were onboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are stopped by policemen as they try to enter the building where the Malaysia Airlines office is located, in Beijing, August 5, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Relatives of passengers who were onboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are stopped by policemen as they try to enter the building where the Malaysia Airlines office is located, in Beijing, August 5, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A man fishes near rusted debris that has washed onto the Jamaique beach in Saint-Denis is seen on the shoreline of French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

A man fishes near rusted debris that has washed onto the Jamaique beach in Saint-Denis is seen on the shoreline of French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

A man fishes near rusted debris that has washed onto the Jamaique beach in Saint-Denis is seen on the shoreline of French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen
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Details are seen for a liquid soap container label, marked Jakarta - Indonesia, that was part of newly-discovered debris washed onto the beach at Saint-Andre on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, July 31, 2015. REUTERS/Zinfos974/Prisca Bigot

Details are seen for a liquid soap container label, marked Jakarta - Indonesia, that was part of newly-discovered debris washed onto the beach at Saint-Andre on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, July 31, 2015. REUTERS/Zinfos974/Prisca...more

Details are seen for a liquid soap container label, marked Jakarta - Indonesia, that was part of newly-discovered debris washed onto the beach at Saint-Andre on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, July 31, 2015. REUTERS/Zinfos974/Prisca Bigot
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French gendarmes and police inspect a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, July 29, 2015. REUTERS/Zinfos974/Prisca Bigot

French gendarmes and police inspect a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, July 29, 2015. REUTERS/Zinfos974/Prisca Bigot

French gendarmes and police inspect a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, July 29, 2015. REUTERS/Zinfos974/Prisca Bigot
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French gendarmes escorts a white van transporting debris found on a beach on Reunion island as it arrives at the military-run Direction generale de l'armement (DGA) offices laboratory that specializes in analyzing aviation wreckage in Balma, near Toulouse, France, August 1, 2015.  REUTERS/Stringer

French gendarmes escorts a white van transporting debris found on a beach on Reunion island as it arrives at the military-run Direction generale de l'armement (DGA) offices laboratory that specializes in analyzing aviation wreckage in Balma, near...more

French gendarmes escorts a white van transporting debris found on a beach on Reunion island as it arrives at the military-run Direction generale de l'armement (DGA) offices laboratory that specializes in analyzing aviation wreckage in Balma, near Toulouse, France, August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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French gendarmes work on a oversized crate, believed to contain plane wreckage, in the cargo area of the airport in Saint-Denis on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, July 31, 2015. REUTERS/Reuters TV

French gendarmes work on a oversized crate, believed to contain plane wreckage, in the cargo area of the airport in Saint-Denis on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, July 31, 2015. REUTERS/Reuters TV

French gendarmes work on a oversized crate, believed to contain plane wreckage, in the cargo area of the airport in Saint-Denis on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, July 31, 2015. REUTERS/Reuters TV
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Relatives of passengers who were onboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 gather outside the building where the Malaysia Airlines office is located in Beijing, August 5, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Relatives of passengers who were onboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 gather outside the building where the Malaysia Airlines office is located in Beijing, August 5, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Relatives of passengers who were onboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 gather outside the building where the Malaysia Airlines office is located in Beijing, August 5, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Debris that has washed onto the Jamaique beach in Saint-Denis is seen on the shoreline of French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, August 3, 2015.  REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

Debris that has washed onto the Jamaique beach in Saint-Denis is seen on the shoreline of French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

Debris that has washed onto the Jamaique beach in Saint-Denis is seen on the shoreline of French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen
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A view of a sign at a remembrance event for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on the one year anniversary of MH370's disappearance, in Kuala Lumpur, March 8, 2015. 
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A view of a sign at a remembrance event for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on the one year anniversary of MH370's disappearance, in Kuala Lumpur, March 8, 2015. REUTERS/Olivia Harris

A view of a sign at a remembrance event for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on the one year anniversary of MH370's disappearance, in Kuala Lumpur, March 8, 2015. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
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Liu Guiqiu, whose son was onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, cries while other family members shout slogans during a gathering of family members of the missing passengers outside the Malaysian embassy in Beijing, March 8, 2015. The sign reads, "A plane cannot lose contact; and families cannot give up their affection for their relatives." 
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Liu Guiqiu, whose son was onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, cries while other family members shout slogans during a gathering of family members of the missing passengers outside the Malaysian embassy in Beijing, March 8, 2015. The...more

Liu Guiqiu, whose son was onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, cries while other family members shout slogans during a gathering of family members of the missing passengers outside the Malaysian embassy in Beijing, March 8, 2015. The sign reads, "A plane cannot lose contact; and families cannot give up their affection for their relatives." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A message left on a board of remembrance by Kelly (last name not given), 29, the wife of a passenger aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, at a vigil ahead of the one-year anniversary of its disappearance in Kuala Lumpur,, March 6, 2015.  REUTERS/Olivia Harris

A message left on a board of remembrance by Kelly (last name not given), 29, the wife of a passenger aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, at a vigil ahead of the one-year anniversary of its disappearance in Kuala Lumpur,, March 6, 2015. ...more

A message left on a board of remembrance by Kelly (last name not given), 29, the wife of a passenger aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, at a vigil ahead of the one-year anniversary of its disappearance in Kuala Lumpur,, March 6, 2015. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
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Daughter Michelle Gomes (L) and wife Jacquita Gonzales of in-flight supervisor Patrick Francis Gomes, who was aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, comfort each other at their home in Kuala Lumpur, January 29, 2015. REUTERS/Olivia Harris

Daughter Michelle Gomes (L) and wife Jacquita Gonzales of in-flight supervisor Patrick Francis Gomes, who was aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, comfort each other at their home in Kuala Lumpur, January 29, 2015. REUTERS/Olivia Harris

Daughter Michelle Gomes (L) and wife Jacquita Gonzales of in-flight supervisor Patrick Francis Gomes, who was aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, comfort each other at their home in Kuala Lumpur, January 29, 2015. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
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Catherine Gang, whose husband Li Zhi was aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, holds a banner as she walks outside Yonghegong Lama Temple after a gathering of family members of the missing passengers in Beijing, March 8, 2015. 
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Catherine Gang, whose husband Li Zhi was aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, holds a banner as she walks outside Yonghegong Lama Temple after a gathering of family members of the missing passengers in Beijing, March 8, 2015....more

Catherine Gang, whose husband Li Zhi was aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, holds a banner as she walks outside Yonghegong Lama Temple after a gathering of family members of the missing passengers in Beijing, March 8, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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