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In pictures: Cleanup, investigation continue in Lac-Mégantic

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Crushed tanker cars can be seen near a residential area in Lac-Mégantic, Que., on July 9, 2013. The investigation and search for victims continued four days after a train pulling the tankers filled with crude oil derailed and burst into flames, devastating the Quebec town.

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Emergency personnel continue to comb through the debris in the search for remains of the missing in Lac-Mégantic, Que., on July 9, 2013.

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Lac-Mégantic’s Mayor Colette Roy-Larochein speaks at a media briefing on July 9, 2013. The police have opened up some of the areas of town where people had been evacuated from, allowing 60 per cent of the evacuees to return to their homes. However, a large area of downtown and residential areas remains closed due to the explosion and fire caused by the train derailment early Saturday.

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Derek Gagné of the Transportation Safety Board’s engineering division works with the crew surveying the track in Lac-Mégantic, Que., on July 9, 2013. The sign behind him reads, in French: “You, the train from hell: don’t come back here. You are no longer welcome.”

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One of five locomotives is seen about a kilometre away from the crash site in Lac-Mégantic, Que., on July 9, 2013. Police have confirmed that the rail cars are being treated as a crime scene.

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RCMP officers guard one of five locomotives on July 9, 2013, about a kilometre away from the crash site in Lac-Mégantic, Que. Police have confirmed that the rail cars are being treated as a crime scene.

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Donald Ross, right, lead investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board, speaks on July 9, 2013, in Lac-Mégantic, Que., while regional official Ed Belkaloul looks on.

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Evacuees Alexys Jacques, left and his mother, Lyne Boulanger, leave an evacuation centre to head home after the evacuation order was reduced to a smaller perimeter, in Lac-Mégantic, Que., on July 9, 2013.

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Karine Blanchette, shown July 9, 2013, was a waitress at the now devastated Musi-Café in Lac-Mégantic, Que.

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NASA satellite images from July 4, left, and July 6, right, show Lac-Mégantic, Que., at lower right before and after Saturday morning’s train explosion. Montreal and Quebec City can be seen in the lower left and top right, respectively.

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As the sun begins to set in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, on July 9, 2013 members of the community use the bike and walking path that runs adjacent to the tracks that lead into the middle of downtown, just a few hundred meters away where a train pulling tankers filled with crude oil derailed and burst into flames, devastating the Quebec town.

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