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Here are the images China released of floating objects

A Chinese agency said a satellite found “three suspected floating objects” in the ocean northeast of Kuala Lumpur and south of Vietnam — or the “suspected crash area” of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. The images, in a circle with a radius of about 12.5 miles, date from Sunday, the agency said.

They’re about 42 feet by 59 feet, 46 feet by 62 feet, and 79 feet by 72 feet, according to the agency — called the China Center for Resource Satellite Data and Application. It’s part of the State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense. The Web site with the statement was loading only sporadically, and only two photos were rendering. Here they are:

Image released March 12 by the Chinese government.
Image released March 12 by the Chinese government.
Image released March 12 by the Chinese government.
Image released March 12 by the Chinese government.

The agency statement didn’t explain why images from Sunday are being released now or when authorities saw the objects in the images. There was no confirmation that they were part of the disappeared plane.

Here’s where they were:


Read the latest on the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane.

Correction: This post originally misstated the name of the Chinese agency.

Terri Rupar is The Post's national digital projects editor.
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