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PHOTOS: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

April 14, 2014

It's been more than a month since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared from radar over the South China Sea. In that time, a series of false leads have plagued the search for missing airliner and its 239 passengers and crew. Australian, Chinese, French and Thai officials all spotted objects in satellite imagery and data in the search areas in the Indian Ocean that turned out not to be from the plane at all.

Now, Australian officials say they continue to make strides toward finding the wreckage: signals detected in the search area with frequencies similar to those found on the missing plane's black boxes. Ships and planes are circling the area listening for sounds of the signals so they can verify whether or not they're from the missing plane.

But time is running out. With each day that passes, the battery life on the plane's black box disappears, and with it, the possibility for recovering critical data that may explain what happened in the flight's final hours.

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