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Ukrainian soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a victim of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash to a military transport plane at the airport in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The first plane carrying bodies from the downed Malaysia Airlines jet left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands following a somber ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GENYA SAVILOV / AFP/Getty Images

Malaysia Airlines flight attendants observe a moment of silence at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam in remembrance of the victims of Flight 17 that crashed Thursday in eastern Ukraine, while 75 miles away the first plane carrying victims' bodies from Ukraine arrived at the Netherlands' Eindhoven air base.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLAF KRAAK / EPA

A surfer and his shadow head out for a sunset surf as crews prepare for the U.S. Open of Surfing that starts Friday at the Huntington Beach pier.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun loses his grip on his bat as he takes a swing in the Angels game' against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night at Angels Stadium in Anaheim.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of Sgt. Max Steinberg during his funeral at a military cemetery in Jerusalem. Steinberg, a 24-year-old American citizen who grew up in Southern California's San Fernando Valley, was killed while fighting in Gaza.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oded Balilty / Associated Press

A child listens to a concert during the 39th edition of the Paleo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland. The open-air music festival, expected to attract 230,000 spectators in six days, runs through Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VALENTIN FLAURAUD / EPA

A giant grandmother puppet lies in a bed in St Georges Hall in Liverpool ahead of a production by French theater company Royal de Luxe. The puppets were scheduled to roam the streets of the city in a three-day performance based around memories of August 1914 and marking 100 years since the outbreak of the first world war.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAUL ELLIS / AFP/Getty Images

It's Christmas in July on the last day of the annual World Santa Claus Congress at the Bakken amusement park north of Copenhagen.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SOEREN BIDSTRUP / EPA

The wrecked cruise liner Costa Concordia begins its final journey, towed by two tugboats away from the island of Giglio, Italy, where it capsized on Jan. 13, 2012, killing 32 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Communist faction leader Petro Symonenko, right, is roughed up by political opponents as tempers flare on the floor of the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANATOLII STEPANOV / AFP/Getty Images

Afghan firefighters hose down a burning NATO oil tanker that was attacked by militants in the Sarharood district of Nangarhar, Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GHULAMULLAH HABIBI / EPA

Residents look at a giant green sea turtle that got tangled in a fishing net off the village of Lingayen on the western coast of the Philippine island of Luzon. The fishermen who found the turtle immediately informed local authorities and later in the day environment personnel tagged the animal and returned it to the sea.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFP/Getty Images

LeBron James poses with a few fans during a basketball clinic in Hong Kong as part of his China tour. Earlier this month, James left the Miami Heat after four seasons and four trips to the NBA Finals and re-signed with the Cavaliers, where his career began.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated Press

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Wednesday’s Pictures in the News begins in Ukraine, where soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a victim of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash to a military transport. The first plane carrying bodies from the downed jetliner left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands after a somber ceremony. More photos

Jerusalem: Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of Sgt. Max Steinberg during his funeral at a military cemetery. Steinberg, a 24-year-old American citizen who grew up in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley, was killed while fighting in Gaza.

Copenhagen: Jolly old elves are everywhere on the last day of the annual World Santa Claus Congress.

Giglio,  Italy: The wreck of the Costa Concordia is towed away as the cruise liner begins its final voyage away from the tiny island where it capsized on Jan. 13, 2012, killing 32 people. More photos

Huntington Beach: A surfer and his shadow head out for a sunset surf as crews prepare for the U.S. Open of Surfing that unfolds this weekend at the Huntington Beach pier.

Add stops in Switzerland, Afghanistan, Hong Kong and the Philippines to round out the report.

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