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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Australia mourns victims

7 Aug, 2014

Australia holds a day of mourning for 38 victims of the crash. Flags fly at half mast and bells chime throughout Australia. A multi-faith service takes place in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne, where 16 of the victims had lived. Prime Minister Tony Abbott tells the attendees:

There will be a time to judge the guilty, but today we honor the dead and we grieve with the living. We do rededicate ourselves today to supporting the bereaved, to obtaining justice for the dead and for their families, and to working for a better world.