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Malaysian Flight MH17 Victims Return to Kuala Lumpur

Image: Funeral for MH17 victims in Kuala Lumpur
Relatives of MH17 flight attendant Nur Shazana during a burial ceremony in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on Aug. 22. AZHAR RAHIM / EPA

A special Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam carrying the remains of 20 Malaysians aboard downed flight MH17 arrived in Kuala Lumpur as the country observed a day of mourning on Friday. The plane was met by relatives and senior officials at Kuala Lumpur International Airport where a ceremony was held to honor the victims. Two hundred ninety-eight people died when the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine on July 17.

In the photo above, relatives of MH17 flight attendant Nur Shazana attend a burial ceremony in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on Friday.

Image: Family members of Nur Shazana, a Malaysia Airlines crew member who was among the victims onboard Flight MH17, cry during a burial ceremony
Family members of Nur Shazana, a Malaysia Airlines crew member who was among the victims onboard Flight MH17, cry during a burial ceremony at Taman Selatan Muslim cemetery in Putrajaya, Malaysia on Friday. Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home to a country still searching for those on-board another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of the twin tragedies. Lai Seng Sin / AP