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AP PHOTOS: Malaysia plane carrying 295 shot down

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Photo - People walk amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Ukraine said a passenger plane was shot down Thursday as it flew over the countr. Both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
People walk amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Ukraine said a passenger plane was shot down Thursday as it flew over the countr. Both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
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HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Plumes of black smoke rose Thursday near a rebel-held village of Hrabove in eastern Ukraine after a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 was shot down. Elsewhere, anxious and fearful family members waited for word on the fate of the passengers — and Malaysia reeled from the second tragedy to hit its national airline in less than five months.

Here's a collection of images surrounding the tragedy.

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