MH17: Remembering lives lost

Updated 1206 GMT (2006 HKT) July 24, 2014
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Eindhoven military air base, July 23, 2014: Flowers and a teddy bear are placed in front of a plane before a ceremony marking the return of the first bodies of passengers on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The bodies will be taken to a military barracks in the city of Hilversum, where forensic experts will begin the task of identifying and returning them to relatives. AP Photo/Martin Meissner
Ukrainian soldiers stand next to coffins carrying the remains of the victims during a ceremony at Kharkiv airport. SERGEY BOBOK/AFP/Getty Images
International experts march towards a plane at Kharkiv airport to accompany the remains of victims to the Netherlands. GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images
Flowers lie on the tarmac as a Hercules transport aircraft of the Royal Dutch Air Force prepares to take off from Kharkiv airport. SERGEY BOBOK/AFP/Getty Images
The Hercules carrying the bodies takes off from Kharkiv airport, as a C17 aircraft from the Royal Australian Air Force taxis. SERGEY BOBOK/AFP/Getty Images
The Dutch flag flies at half-staff on the Huis ten Bosch Palace in the Hague, the Netherlands. The country declared an exceptional day of mourning for the 298 victims of whom 193 were Dutch. BART MAAT/AFP/Getty Images
Preparations are made at St. Joris Church in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, for a prayer service for MH17 victims. REMKO DE WAAL/AFP/Getty Images
Flowers are placed at Schiphol airport as Dutch royals meet the planes with grieving relatives and representatives from the 11 countries that had citizens among the 298 MH17 victims. Sander KONING/AFP/Getty Images
Dutch King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and Prime Minister Mark Rutte stand together as unidentified bodies are transferred to hearses. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
This aerial photo shows people watching from a bridge as a convoy of hearses makes its way from Eindhoven air base to Hilversum. JERRY LAMPEN/AFP/Getty Images
People react as they gather during a silent march in Amsterdam. JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images
White balloons are released in the air. OLAF KRAAK/AFP/Getty Images