Look back: South Korea ferry disaster

Posted: 7:34 AM EDT Apr 16, 2014   Updated: 5:31 PM EST Nov 11, 2014

The captain of the capsized South Korean ferry who leapt to safety while hundreds of students died was sentenced to 36 years in prison today. Take a look back at images from the disaster.

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Lee Joon-seok, the captain widely derided by families for leaping to safety while the hundreds of people remained inside the sinking South Korean ferry, was sentenced Tuesday to 36 years in jail. He was acquitted of murder, but found guilty of violating "seamen's law" and abandonment causing death and injury. Take a look back at images from the disaster earlier this year.

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