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AP PHOTOS: Malaysia plane carrying 298 shot down

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(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky). Ukrainian coal miners search the site of a crashed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane near the village of Rozsypne, Ukraine, eastern Ukraine Friday, July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky). Ukrainian coal miners search the site of a crashed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane near the village of Rozsypne, Ukraine, eastern Ukraine Friday, July 18, 2014.
(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky). Ukrainian coal miners search the site of a crashed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane near the village of Rozsypne, Ukraine, eastern Ukraine, Friday, July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky). Ukrainian coal miners search the site of a crashed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane near the village of Rozsypne, Ukraine, eastern Ukraine, Friday, July 18, 2014.
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(AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara). Father Ng Siang Seng, left, and sister Angline of Hendry, a passenger of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, speak to journalists in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara). Father Ng Siang Seng, left, and sister Angline of Hendry, a passenger of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, speak to journalists in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, July 18, 2014.
(AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev). A boy looks at flowers and items laid outside the Dutch embassy in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev). A boy looks at flowers and items laid outside the Dutch embassy in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 18, 2014.
By The Associated Press

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) - 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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