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Two-week search for Malaysian jet finds only frustration and suspicion

A Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion returns from a search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, at RAAF Base Pearce, north of Perth March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed

A Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion returns from a search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, at RAAF Base Pearce, north of Perth March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed

A Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion returns from a search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, at RAAF Base Pearce, north of Perth March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion crew members unload equipment after returning from a search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, at RAAF Base Pearce north of Perth, Australia, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion crew members unload equipment after returning from a search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, at RAAF Base Pearce north of Perth, Australia, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion crew members unload equipment after returning from a search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, at RAAF Base Pearce north of Perth, Australia, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Malaysian Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein listens to reporter's questions about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Malaysian Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein listens to reporter's questions about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Malaysian Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein listens to reporter's questions about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Malaysian Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein answers reporters questions about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Malaysian Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein answers reporters questions about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Malaysian Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein answers reporters questions about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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International television crews film alongside a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion aircraft which had just returned from a search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, at RAAF Base Pearce north of Perth, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed

International television crews film alongside a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion aircraft which had just returned from a search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, at RAAF Base Pearce north of Perth, March 21,...more

International television crews film alongside a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion aircraft which had just returned from a search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, at RAAF Base Pearce north of Perth, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion crew members unload equipment after returning from a search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, at RAAF Base Pearce north of Perth, Australia, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion crew members unload equipment after returning from a search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, at RAAF Base Pearce north of Perth, Australia, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion crew members unload equipment after returning from a search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, at RAAF Base Pearce north of Perth, Australia, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion is pictured upon its return from a search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, at RAAF Base Pearce north of Perth, Australia, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed

A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion is pictured upon its return from a search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, at RAAF Base Pearce north of Perth, Australia, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed

A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion is pictured upon its return from a search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, at RAAF Base Pearce north of Perth, Australia, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Pilot Flight Lieutenant Conan Brett pilots a RAAF C-130J Hercules aircraft as it prepares to launch two Self Locating Data Marker Buoys in the southern Indian Ocean during the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in this picture released by the Australian Defence Force March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Australian Defence Force/Handout

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Pilot Flight Lieutenant Conan Brett pilots a RAAF C-130J Hercules aircraft as it prepares to launch two Self Locating Data Marker Buoys in the southern Indian Ocean during the search for missing Malaysian Airlines...more

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Pilot Flight Lieutenant Conan Brett pilots a RAAF C-130J Hercules aircraft as it prepares to launch two Self Locating Data Marker Buoys in the southern Indian Ocean during the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in this picture released by the Australian Defence Force March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Australian Defence Force/Handout
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Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak (bottom C) takes part in a special prayer for passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin mosque in Putrajaya March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Samsul Said

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak (bottom C) takes part in a special prayer for passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin mosque in Putrajaya March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Samsul Said

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak (bottom C) takes part in a special prayer for passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin mosque in Putrajaya March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Samsul Said
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A Royal Australian Air Force P-3 Orion aircraft takes off from RAAF Base Pearce north of Perth March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed

A Royal Australian Air Force P-3 Orion aircraft takes off from RAAF Base Pearce north of Perth March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed

A Royal Australian Air Force P-3 Orion aircraft takes off from RAAF Base Pearce north of Perth March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Satellite imagery provided to Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) of objects that may be possible debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in a revised area 185 km (115 miles) to the south east of the original search area in this picture released by AMSA March 20, 2014. A Search aircraft are investigating two objects floating in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia that could be debris from a Malaysian jetliner missing for 12 days with 239 people on board, officials said on Thursday. REUTERS/Australian Maritime Safety Authority/Handout via REUTERS

Satellite imagery provided to Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) of objects that may be possible debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in a revised area 185 km (115 miles) to the south east of the original search area in this...more

Satellite imagery provided to Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) of objects that may be possible debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in a revised area 185 km (115 miles) to the south east of the original search area in this picture released by AMSA March 20, 2014. A Search aircraft are investigating two objects floating in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia that could be debris from a Malaysian jetliner missing for 12 days with 239 people on board, officials said on Thursday. REUTERS/Australian Maritime Safety Authority/Handout via REUTERS
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