Malaysian plane disaster: In pictures
Publish Date: Jul 18, 2014
Malaysian plane disaster: In pictures
An armed pro-Russia militant stands at the site of the crash
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All 298 people aboard  a Malysian Airlines MH17 jetliner from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur died on Thursday when it came down in violence-wracked eastern Ukraine, with the United States saying it was hit by a surface-to-air missile.

Rescuers stand on a road near the plane crash site

People search for bodies at the site of the crash

All the 298 people onboard the ill-fated airliner aree feared dead

A firefighter sprays water to extinguish a fire amongst the wreckages of the jetliner Thursday night

The news has been received around the world. Here, an Indian man reads a newspaper with the news featuring the plane tragedy

Chris Beyrer, president-elect of the International AIDS Society, addresses the media outside the venue for the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne on Friday, a day after the plane crash

People gather next to a sign reading AIDS 2014 in Melbourne after news that downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was carrying many participants headed to the 20th International AIDS Conference planned this weekend in the Australian city

Young Indian school children of Bright Academy hold candles and prayer messages for the passengers of the ill-fated plane

The plane was carrying mostly Dutch citizens. Here, a Dutch national flag flies at half mast on the Dutch parliament in The Hague

Relatives of a passenger who was on board flight MH17 break down over the news at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang

Grieving Indonesian Yuriah Tanzil (C), sister of Ninik Yuriani, a passenger of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, is comforted by a relative in the family residence in Jakarta

Malaysia airlines planes are seen on the tarmac at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono delivers his statement on the crash at the presidential palace in Jakarta

The latest crash is a fresh blow to Malyasian Airlines, along with the Malaysian government, which is still struggling to provide answers on the disappearance of flight MH370 on March 8 with 239 people aboard. Pictured in this file photo is co-pilot and Squadron Leader Brett McKenzie helping to look for objects during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, far off the coast of Perth

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