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AP PHOTOS: Malaysia plane carrying 298 shot down

Posted Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014  comments  Print Reprints
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In the sunflower fields around eastern Ukraine, lines of rescue workers disappeared into thick, tall growth, searching the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines jet shot down as it flew miles above the country's battlefield. Elsewhere, news of the tragedy sparked an outpouring of grief and prayer as Malaysia reeled from the second disaster to hit its national airline in less than five months.

Here is a collection of images surrounding the tragedy.

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