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Passengers’ Belongings Hint at Lives Cut Short by Tragedy

Among the personal effects found in the debris were novels and tubes of toothpaste, charred boarding passes and passports. A guidebook to the Indonesian island of Bali hinted at holiday plans.

Dominique Faget / AFP

A watch and part of a bracelet lie on a plastic cover at the crash site on Friday.

Dmitry Lovetsky / AP

A suitcase and other items from the plane.

Maxim Zmeyev / X90168

Flowers placed on debris from the downed plane near the village of Rozsypne.

Maxim Zmeyev / X90168

Playing cards, cash, telephone handsets and a Donald Duck book were among the items strewn across a field.

Dominique Faget / AFP
Passengers' belongings are pictured at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 before a visit by Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) monitors, near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region, July 18, 2014. OSCE monitors were not able to secure an access corridor on Friday to the site where the Malaysian airliner crashed in eastern Ukraine, the OSCE's chairman said. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev (UKRAINE - Tags: DISASTER POLITICS TRANSPORT CONFLICT CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) Maxim Zmeyev / X90168
epaselect epa04321133 Personal belongings and luggage of passengers between debris of the Boeing 777, Malaysia Arilines flight MH17, which crashed during flying over the eastern Ukraine region near Donetsk, Ukraine, 18 July 2014. A Malaysia Airlines plane with 295 people on board crashed at 17 July in eastern Ukraine, and both the government and separatist rebels fighting in the area denied shooting it down. All passengers on board Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur are feared dead. Malaysia Airlines said that it lost contact with Flight MH17 at 1415 GMT, about 50 kilometres from the Russia-Ukraine border. The plane was carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew members, the airline said. EPA/ANASTASIA VLASOVA Anastasia Vlasova / EPA

Items of luggage near the site of Thursday's crash, which killed all 298 people aboard.

Maxim Zmeyev / X90168