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IN PICTURES: Wreckage of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Discovered

Malaysia Airlines jet with 295 people on board crashed Thursday in the hostile eastern region of Ukraine, near the Russian border, and the Ukrainian president said he could not rule out that it had been shot down.

Malaysia Airlines said on its Twitter account that it had lost contact with an aircraft, Flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

The Associated Press reported that one of its journalists counted at least 22 bodies at the crash site.

Photos transmitted by the Reuters news agency showed a firefighter hosing down the smoldering wreckage of an aircraft, with the wheels and other parts clearly visible.

 

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Debris from one crash site of MAS Flight MH17. Plane wreckage and body parts were strewn across an area about 15km wide.

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Debris from one crash site of MAS Flight MH17. Plane wreckage and body parts were strewn across an area about 15km wide.

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The crash site of MAS MH17 seen from afar.

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Probably the last photo of the MAS Flight MH17 plane, still in the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, before leaving for Amsterdam.

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The BUK missile launcher believed to have been used to shoot down MAS Flight MH17

 

 

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