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In pictures: Families with loved ones aboard react to news of Malaysia Airline flight 17 crash

A Ukrainian official said a Malaysian passenger plane carrying 295 people was reportedly shot down Thursday in the east of the country

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A woman reacts to news regarding a Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Friday, July 18, 2014.

JOSHUA PAUL/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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People react as they wait for news after a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in eastern Ukraine, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, in Sepang, Malaysia, Friday, July 18, 2014.

VINCENT THIAN/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Relatives of passengers on flight MH17 walk past members of the press as they arrive at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Thursday, July 17, 2014.

PHIL NIJHUIS/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Relatives of passengers on flight MH17 board a bus to be transported to an unknown location to receive more information, at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Thursday, July 17, 2014.

PHIL NIJHUIS/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Relatives of passengers on flight MH17 board a bus to be transported to an unknown location, at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Thursday, July 17, 2014.

PHIL NIJHUIS/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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A policeman guards a bus being used to transport family members of passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 to a separate area at Schiphol Airport July 17, 2014.

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Relatives of passengers on flight MH17 board a bus to be transported to an unknown location to receive more information, at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Thursday, July 17, 2014.

PHIL NIJHUIS/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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A relative of passengers on flight MH17 cries as he waits in a bus to be transported to an unknown location to receive more information, at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Thursday, July 17, 2014.

PHIL NIJHUIS/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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People, who said they believed their relatives were on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, wait for more information about the crashed plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang July 18, 2014.

SAMSUL SAID/REUTERS

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Relatives of passengers walk past members of the press as they arrive at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Thursday, July 17, 2014.

PHIL NIJHUIS/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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A woman reacts to news regarding a Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Friday, July 18, 2014.

VINCENT THIAN/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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