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  • Writer's pictureOrina Ontiri

Mourning Malaysia Airlines MH17: 298 crash victims came from around the world

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(CNN) — A nun, a leading AIDS researcher, an international athlete and a family traveling on summer vacation.

The victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came from around the world and held a wide range of hopes and dreams.

Their stories are being shared online, in traditional media and among friends and loved ones of passengers aboard the Boeing 777, which was shot down by unknown attackers Thursday in a rebel-controlled part of eastern Ukraine.

Malaysia Airlines on Saturday issued its latest list of the 298 people aboard doomed Flight MH17, which was shot down in eastern Ukraine. There were 193 Dutch citizens — the most of any nation — on the flight from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The other people came from around the world.

Forty-three were from Malaysia, including 15 crew and two infants; 27 were from Australia; 12 were from Indonesia; 10 were…

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