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GENEVA/NEW YORK — A prominent Aids researcher and five others headed to a medical meeting in Australia were confirmed killed in the crash of a Malaysia Airlines flight, and more who planned to attend the event may be among the dead. 

People pass a large sign on the Princes bridge where flowers have been left for delegates who have been killed on flight MH17 who were travelling to the Aids 2014 conference, in Melbourne, Australia, on July 19, 2014. (EPA photo)

Former president of the International Aids Society Joep Lange is seen in In this June 2009 photo provided by AMC Amsterdam on July 18, 2014. A large number of world-renowned Aids researchers and activists heading to an international Aids conference in Australia were on board a Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine, officials said Friday. (AP photo)

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