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In pictures: Awaiting the fallout from Air Algérie

As many as five Canadians are missing after the crash of an Air Algérie jet over northern Mali, Thursday, July 24

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A man leaves the headquarters of Spanish private airline company Swiftair, outside Madrid July 24, 2014. An Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers is missing with 110 passengers on board, almost half of them French citizens, officials said on Thursday. Swiftair, the private Spanish company that owns the aircraft, confirmed it had lost contact with the MD-83 operated by Air Algerie, which it said was

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The sister-in-law of Lebanese passenger Randa Daher holds her mobile phone displaying a picture of Randa's daughter, whom family said was on board Air Algerie flight AH 5017, at her home in the southern Lebanese village of Srifa July 24, 2014. The Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said.

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A relative of Lebanese national Manji Hasan holds up his mobile phone displaying a picture of Manji and his children, who the family said were all on board Air Algerie flight AH 5017, in the southern Lebanese village of Hariss July 24, 2014. The Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said.

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A screengrab of the homepage of the Ouagadougou airport's Internet site (http://www.aeroport-ouagadougou.com) shows a candle next to the flight number AH5017 and a map displaying the plane's last contact zone, July 24, 2014. A missing Air Algerie Airbus A320 plane lost contact en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers carrying 110 passengers, almost half of them French citizens, and 6 crew, an Algerian official said on Thursday.

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A screengrab of the homepage of the Ouagadougou airport's Internet site (http://www.aeroport-ouagadougou.com) shows a map displaying AH5017's last contact zone, July 24, 2014. A missing Air Algerie Airbus A320 plane lost contact en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers carrying 110 passengers, almost half of them French citizens, and 6 crew, an Algerian official said on Thursday.

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A plane taking off is reflected in a building that houses the Spanish Swiftair airline in Madrid, Spain,Thursday, July 24, 2014. An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said.

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A man wearing a shirt with a Swiftair logo and carrying a Swiftair folder enters the Spanish airline's office in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, July 24, 2014. An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. The flight was being operated by Spanish airline Swiftair, the company said in a statement, and the plane belonged to Swiftair. The flight crew was Spanish.

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A man speaks on a cell phone outside the Spanish Swiftair airline office in Madrid, Spain,Thursday, July 24, 2014. An Air Algerie flight carrying over 100 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed." More than 50 French were onboard the plane along with 27 Burkina Faso nationals and passengers from a dozen other countries. The flight was being operated by Spanish airline Swiftair, the company said in a statement, and the plane belonged to Swiftair. The flight crew was Spanish.

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Journalists wait for news outside the Spanish Swiftair airline office in Madrid, Spain,Thursday, July 24, 2014. An Air Algerie flight carrying more than 100 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said.

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