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Sewol ferry captain Lee Joon-seok (man in green, wearing glasses) sits with crew members at the start of the verdict proceedings in a court room in Gwangju November 11, 2014. South Korea said on Tuesday it was calling off a search for nine passengers still missing from a ferry that sank in April killing more than 300 people, as a court prepared to rule in a trial at which the vessel’s captain may face the death penalty. A three-judge panel in the southern city of Gwangju will hand down verdicts and sentencing later in the prosecution of ferry captain Lee Joon-seok, 68, as well as 14 crew members, who face jail terms if convicted. REUTERS/Ed Jones/Pool (SOUTH KOREA – Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY CRIME LAW MARITIME DISASTER) TEMPLATE OUT
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