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A picture is seen on the wall of a crew member dormitory inside the capsized Eastern Star cruise ship.
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A picture is seen on the wall of a crew member dormitory inside the capsized Eastern Star cruise ship.

Photos: Inside China’s capsized cruise ship

Eleven days after a cruise ship capsized on China’s Yangtze River, killing at least 434 people, the country is still grappling with angry relatives and outraged citizens. Today, officials announced that a 60-member team is being formed to investigate the accident, which has left many questions unanswered.

Focus has turned to commemorating the victims, many of them elderly parents and grandparents, and compensating families. Mourners have been praying and burning incense and paper money along the Yangtze for the past week and a half—in Chinese funeral tradition, the first seven days is the most important period for honoring the deceased.

Rescuers have been working to recover bodies carefully from the ship, which was turned upright and lifted from the water last Friday, in hopes of returning them in a respectful state to their relatives. Perhaps in hopes of alleviating anger, Chinese state media have released photos of those efforts inside the ship.

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Rescue workers stand on the river bank as the capsized cruise ship Eastern Star is pulled out of the Yangtze River.
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The control room of the Eastern Star cruise ship, which capsized on June 7th.
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Clocks at the passengers’ hall are seen inside the Eastern Star cruise ship, which capsized on the Jianli section of the Yangtze River, Hubei province, June 7, 2015. The Chinese characters on top of the clocks read “Voyage Schedule”, “Arrival” and “Departure.”
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A control panel is seen inside the Eastern Star cruise ship.
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Hand marks, reportedly left by the rescue workers, are seen inside the Eastern Star cruise ship.
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Rescue workers search the capsized cruise ship.
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Rescue workers resting at the site of the Eastern Star sinking.
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