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Germanwings Airbus crashes in French Alps

A passenger jet carrying 150 people crashed Tuesday in the French Alps as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, authorities said. All those on board died when the plane slammed into the mountain.

Members of French Gendarmerie guard the surroundings of
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Members of French Gendarmerie guard the surroundings of the youth hostel where the command center, the chapel and the tents to house the remains of the victims of the Germanwings plane crash in the Alps are installed on March 26, 2015.

A priest prepares to greet relatives of the
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A priest prepares to greet relatives of the Germanwings Airbus A320 crash victims, in Seyne-les-Alpes on March 26, 2015.

Rescue workers prepare to greet relatives of the
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Rescue workers prepare to greet relatives of the Germanwings Airbus A320 crash victims, upon their arrival in Seyne-les-Alpes on March 26, 2015.

French police stand by as country flags are
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French police stand by as country flags are raised for the arrival of relatives of the victims of the Germanwings A320 plane crash in Le Vernet, France on March 26, 2015.

On March 26, 2015, a police officer stands
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On March 26, 2015, a police officer stands in front of an apartment building where the co-pilot of the crashed Germanwings airliner jet is supposed to have lived in Duesseldorf, Germany.

In a ceremony believed to be for relatives
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In a ceremony believed to be for relatives of the deceased of the crashed Germanwings flight, emergency workers hold flags of the nations of those who died on March 26, 2015 in Le Vernet, France.

Andreas Lubitz, the German co-pilot of the crashed
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Andreas Lubitz, the German co-pilot of the crashed Germanwings flight, poses in front of the Golden Gate Bridge in California in an undated photo circulating on social media. Lubitz is believed to have "deliberately" crashed the plane into the French Alps.

Honoring the victims

German and French flags placed in honor of
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German and French flags placed in honor of victims are seen in Vernet, France, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, near the site where a Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed in the French Alps a day earlier. All 150 aboard, including two Americans, are believed to have died, authorities said.

A moment of silence

A moment of silence is held outside opera
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A moment of silence is held outside opera house Liceo of Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Sixteen 10th-grade students and two teachers from Germany had just spent a week on an exchange near Barcelona and were among the 150 aboard the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in the French Alps a day earlier.

Working the crash site

French police and rescue teams set up temporary
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French police and rescue teams set up temporary shelter near the site of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps in Vernet, France, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

German and French flags placed in honor of
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German and French flags placed in honor of victims are seen in Vernet, France, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, near the site where a Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed in the French Alps a day earlier.

French police and rescue teams set up temporary
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French police and rescue teams set up temporary shelter near the site of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps in Vernet, France, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

Police and rescue teams gather at a gymnasium
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Police and rescue teams gather at a gymnasium converted into a temporary rescue and rest center in La Seyne les Alpes, France, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, near the site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 crash in the French Alps.

Wreckage and debris lie on the mountain slopes
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Wreckage and debris lie on the mountain slopes after the crash of Germanwings Airbus A320 over the French Alps on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

The relatives of passengers aboard the Germanwings Airbus
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The relatives of passengers aboard the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in the French Alps arrive at Terminal 2 at Barcelona–El Prat Airport in Barcelona, Spain, on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

French emergency services workers gather in Seyne, France,
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French emergency services workers gather in Seyne, France, on March 24, 2015, near the site where a Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed in the French Alps near a popular ski resort. The airliner was carrying 150 people and no survivors were expected, authorities said.

Helicopters from the French Air Force, rear, and
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Helicopters from the French Air Force, rear, and civil security services are seen in Seyne in southeastern France on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, near the site where a Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed in the French Alps. The jet was carrying 150 people and no survivors were expected, authorities said, in the worst plane disaster in mainland France in four decades.

A civil security services helicopter is seen in
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A civil security services helicopter is seen in Seyne, southeastern France, near the site where a Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

Members of the French gendarmerie gather in Seyne,
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Members of the French gendarmerie gather in Seyne, France on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, near the site where a Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed in the French Alps.

Police, right, escort family members of an air
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Police, right, escort family members of an air crash victim at Barcelona's El Prat airport on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 after a Germanwings airliner crashed near a ski resort in the French Alps with all 150 people aboard feared dead, officials said. Grim-faced family members, some in tears, of passengers on the plane gathered at the Barcelona airport.

Members of the French gendarmerie gather in Seyne,
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Members of the French gendarmerie gather in Seyne, France, on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, near the site where a Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed in the French Alps.

An electronic board displays the non status of
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An electronic board displays the non status of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona to Düsseldorf, Germany at Düsseldorf International Airport on March 24, 2015.

A helicopter of the French civil security services
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A helicopter of the French civil security services flies near Seyne, France on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, near the site where a Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed in the French Alps.

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