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Posted: November 07, 2015

Search area for Russian plane crash widens

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It's been one week since a Russian plane crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

A photo of a toddler taken before the plane crash made rounds on social media this week, and the subject's identity has generated more possibilities into when and where the plane may have crashed.

In it, 10-month-old Darina Gromova, the youngest known victim, is staring at the plane through the terminal window.

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Darina's body was found 21 miles away from the crash site while her parents' corpses have not been found, which is a big development, the Daily Mail reports. That information means the plane could have come apart earlier than previously thought.

Crews have widened their search area by 25 miles as a result of the development.

Darina's mother, Tatiana, 26, took the photo before the family departed for Egypt. She was the "main passenger" on the family's trip due to strict travel regulations, the Daily Mail said.

All 224 passengers on board died, officials said. Of those, 58 victims have been identified, according to the report.

On Thursday President Barack Obama echoed global officials' sentiments about terrorism possibly being a factor in the crash.

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*Ed note: The original version of this story said the crash happened in Europe's Sinai Peninsula when it was actually Egypt.

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