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How can I retrieve deleted photos still in iPhoto library?

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Recently my external hard drive (that housed all my music and photos) crashed. Unfortunately, I didn't adhere to the golden rule and didn't have a backup for that drive. I'm not really concerned about the music but I want to get the family photos back.


When I open iPhoto, I can see the photos I want displayed as iPhoto events. The images are there, but since the original jpeg file is now gone, I cannot access the images to save. I have tried to export the event, burn my iPhoto library to disc, and have tried third-party recovery software, to no avail.


I'm hoping someone can help me recover these images. The data is somewhere as iPhoto is still displaying the images in events. Any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated!

iPhoto '08, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
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