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Malaysia falls silent for MH17 dead

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Black-clad Malaysians paused for a minute of silence Friday on a nationwide day of mourning held to sombrely welcome home the first remains of its 43 citizens killed in the MH17 disaster. 

Soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a Malaysian victim from Flight MH17 during a ceremony at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on August 22, 2014

Malaysians across the country of 28 million went silent at 10:55 am (0255 GMT), about an hour after a Malaysia Airlines flight landed with the remains of 20 people killed when MH17 was blasted from the sky by a suspected surface-to-air missile over Ukraine on July 17.

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