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Journalists wait outside the hotel where relatives of passengers of ill-fated <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP000412" title="Air France-KLM" href="/topic/economy-business-finance/air-france-klm-ORCRP000412.topic">Air France</a> flight 447 are being looked after, close to Rio de Janiero's international airport on Wednesday. Spotter aircraft from <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000001" title="United States" href="/topic/politics/government/national-government/united-states-ORGOV0000001.topic">the United States</a> and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO000002" title="France" href="/topic/international/france-PLGEO000002.topic">France</a> on Wednesday joined Brazilian air force planes to make visual sweeps for wreckage of Air France flight 447 which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1 with 228 people on board while en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. An inquiry has begun into the cause of Monday's disaster, but the scattered and sunken remains of the jet will have to be recovered before the hundreds of grieving relatives across the world can expect any answers.
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( Getty Images photo by Vanderlei Almeida / June 3, 2009 )

Journalists wait outside the hotel where relatives of passengers of ill-fated Air France flight 447 are being looked after, close to Rio de Janiero's international airport on Wednesday. Spotter aircraft from the United States and France on Wednesday joined Brazilian air force planes to make visual sweeps for wreckage of Air France flight 447 which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1 with 228 people on board while en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. An inquiry has begun into the cause of Monday's disaster, but the scattered and sunken remains of the jet will have to be recovered before the hundreds of grieving relatives across the world can expect any answers.

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