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Residents return home as cleanup continues in Lac-Mégantic

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A woman holds a photograph as she walks out of St. Agnes Catholic Church following a silent memorial in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec on July 11, 2013. A train of tanker cars smashed into Lac-Megantic early on Saturday and exploded in a wall of fire.

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Crews continue to work to contain and pump crude oil spilled when a train derailed and burst into flames in downtown Lac-Mégantic, Quebec Saturday. Police have so far found 20 bodies in the crash site and as many as 30 more are considered missing.

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Damaged tanker cars lie near a residential area in central Lac-Mégantic, Quebec.

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People stream out of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec after a silent visit on July 11, 2013.

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People from several jurisdictions including the Ministries of the Environment for Canada and Quebec, and the RCMP prepare to do investigative work in the area of the nine remaining tank cars sitting on the tracks in Nantes, Quebec on July 11, 2013. This is where the ill-fated train that derailed in Lac-Mégantic originated from early Saturday morning.

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A member of the Quebec Provincial Police takes some photographs on top of a tank car, one of the nine remaining tank cars sitting on the tracks in Nantes, Quebec on July 11, 2013.

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Neighbours are overcome with joy as they embrace upon being able to return to their homes in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, July 11, 2013. Authorities have opened up some new areas of town to residents, but the damaged areas of downtown remain behind a steel screened fence that will likely remain for some time following the devastating derailment here early Saturday morning.

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A fire official walks in the twisted steel that remains of buildings along the main street in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec July 11, 2013 where a train derailed and burst into flames early Saturday.

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A house still stands adjacent to the destruction in downtown Lac-Mégantic, Quebec on July 11, 2013. Authorities here have opened up some new areas of town to residents, but the damaged areas of downtown remain behind a steel screened fence that will likely remain for some time following the devastating derailment here early Saturday morning.

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Quebec provincial police officers carry a gurney from the site where a train derailed and burst into flames in downtown Lac-Mégantic, Quebec Thursday, July 1, 2013.

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Cleanup and recovery continue along the main street in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, July 11, 2013 where a train derailed and burst into flames early Saturday.

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Tanker cars are strewn around the downtown area of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec on July 11, 2013.

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After finally being able to return to her mother's home Manon Grenier mops off the deck with disinfectant in Lac-Mégantic, Quebe July 11, 2013.

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Cleanup and recovery continue along the main street in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec July 11, 2013 where a train derailed and burst into flames early Saturday.

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4-year old Amber Mayrand, and her older sister, Stephanie Mayrand are all smiles as they move back into their home in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec on July 11, 2013.

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