MALAYSIA MOURNS

A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Malaysia came to a standstill as the remains of 20 Malaysians who were on the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 returned home. Flags across the country are hoisted at half-mast, and a minute's silence observed to honour the dead to mark a national day of mourning. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Malaysia came to a standstill as the remains of 20 Malaysians who were on the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 returned home. Flags across the country are hoisted at half-mast, and a minute’s silence observed to honour the dead to mark a national day of mourning. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Hearses carrying the remains of the victims of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 plane crash during rehearsal of the ceremony honouring on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Hearses carrying the remains of the victims of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 plane crash during rehearsal of the ceremony honouring on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a Malaysian victim from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine during rehearsal of the ceremony honouring at KL International Airport (KLIA) on August 21, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a Malaysian victim from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine during rehearsal of the ceremony honouring at KL International Airport (KLIA) on August 21, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

The soldiers do the final rehearsal during of the ceremony honouring at KL International Airport (KLIA) on August 21, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

The soldiers do the final rehearsal during of the ceremony honouring at KL International Airport (KLIA) on August 21, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

The aircraft carrying the remains of victims of the MH17 disaster at the tarmac of the KL International Airport (KLIA) during rehearsal of the ceremony honouring on August 21, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

The aircraft carrying the remains of victims of the MH17 disaster at the tarmac of the KL International Airport (KLIA) during rehearsal of the ceremony honouring on August 21, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a Malaysian victim from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine during rehearsal of the ceremony honouring at KL International Airport (KLIA) on August 21, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a Malaysian victim from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine during rehearsal of the ceremony honouring at KL International Airport (KLIA) on August 21, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Members of the media get a shot of the aircraft that carried the remains of the MH17 flight victims during of the ceremony honouring on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Members of the media get a shot of the aircraft that carried the remains of the MH17 flight victims during of the ceremony honouring on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysia Army personnel carry the coffin with the remains of a Malaysian victim from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine during of the ceremony honouring at KL International Airport (KLIA) on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysia Army personnel carry the coffin with the remains of a Malaysian victim from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine during of the ceremony honouring at KL International Airport (KLIA) on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysia Army personnel carry the coffin with the remains of a Malaysian victim from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine during of the ceremony honouring at KL International Airport (KLIA) on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysia Army personnel carry the coffin with the remains of a Malaysian victim from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine during of the ceremony honouring at KL International Airport (KLIA) on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Hearses carrying the remains of the victims of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 plane crash during of the ceremony honouring on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Hearses carrying the remains of the victims of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 plane crash during of the ceremony honouring on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysia Army personnel carry the coffin with the remains of a Malaysian victim from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine during of the ceremony honouring at KL International Airport (KLIA) on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysia Army personnel carry the coffin with the remains of a Malaysian victim from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine during of the ceremony honouring at KL International Airport (KLIA) on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysia Army personnel carry the coffin with the remains of a Malaysian victim from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine during of the ceremony honouring at KL International Airport (KLIA) on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysia Army personnel carry the coffin with the remains of a Malaysian victim from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine during of the ceremony honouring at KL International Airport (KLIA) on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysia Army personnel carry the coffin with the remains of a Malaysian victim from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine during of the ceremony honouring at KL International Airport (KLIA) on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysia Army personnel carry the coffin with the remains of a Malaysian victim from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine during of the ceremony honouring at KL International Airport (KLIA) on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysia Army personnel carry the coffin with the remains of a Malaysian victim from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine during of the ceremony honouring at KL International Airport (KLIA) on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysia Army personnel carry the coffin with the remains of a Malaysian victim from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine during of the ceremony honouring at KL International Airport (KLIA) on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight attendants tears during of the ceremony honouring at KL International Airport (KLIA) on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight attendants tears during of the ceremony honouring at KL International Airport (KLIA) on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Family members and next-of-kin of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 victims pause for a moment of silence during of the ceremony honouring at KL International Airport (KLIA) on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Family members and next-of-kin of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 victims pause for a moment of silence during of the ceremony honouring at KL International Airport (KLIA) on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Relatives of late co-pilot Ahmad Hakimi Hanapi, who perished aboard flight MH17 downed in eastern Ukraine, attends a burial ceremony in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Relatives of late co-pilot Ahmad Hakimi Hanapi, who perished aboard flight MH17 downed in eastern Ukraine, attends a burial ceremony in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Family members of late co-pilot Ahmad Hakimi Hanapi, who perished aboard flight MH17 downed in eastern Ukraine, attends a burial ceremony in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Family members of late co-pilot Ahmad Hakimi Hanapi, who perished aboard flight MH17 downed in eastern Ukraine, attends a burial ceremony in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

The father of Malaysia Airlines flight attendant Nur Shazana, one of the Malaysians who perished aboard flight MH17 downed in eastern Ukraine, puts flowers on his daughter's grave during a burial ceremony in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

The father of Malaysia Airlines flight attendant Nur Shazana, one of the Malaysians who perished aboard flight MH17 downed in eastern Ukraine, puts flowers on his daughter’s grave during a burial ceremony in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur on August 22, 2014. A plane bring back home the first remains of the 43 Malaysians on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in east of Ukraine on July 17 during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In total 298 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

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