Images of the disappeared 43 college students are illuminated during a candlelight vigil in front of the Mexican Attorney General’s office, in Mexico City. Angry citizens and parents of the missing students urged the country not to abandon them. On Thursday, the Attorney General’s Office issued a statement reiterating that the government had conducted a transparent investigation. Federal investigators say local police handed the students over to a drug gang, which killed them.
Rescuers conduct a search operation near the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan on Wednesday. Search efforts for people missing since Saturday’s surprise eruption resumed Wednesday morning.
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Rescuers search for missing passengers after a ferry capsized in the Meghna River at Munshiganj, in Bangladesh, Friday. Rescuers have recovered at least 22 bodies after a ferry capsized during a storm in a river in central Bangladesh, officials said Friday
A mother whose baby is missing cries near the site of a fire in Ambedkar Nagar slum in Mumbai, India.
Indian children look out of a window at the Matra Chhaya welfare centre for children ahead of International Missing Children’s Day, in Bhopal, India, on Friday. The centre cares for homeless children and assists people who want to adopt.
Rekha, 30, shows a picture of her seven-year-old daughter, Deepali, as she sits next to her son, Shyam, inside their house in New Delhi. Deepali went missing from her school on November 25, 2010, according to her family. Between January 1 and May 8 2013, 725 children in Delhi were reported missing and are untraced, according to data from India’s Zonal Integrated Police Network website
A Bangladeshi rescue worker takes a break at the site of a building that collapsed on Wednesday in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. By Thursday, the death toll reached at least 194 people as rescuers continued to search for injured and missing. A huge section of an eight-story building that housed several garment factories splintered into a pile of concrete.