"There are 41 wars being fought around the world right now. Most of us are busy and we race through our weeks without paying a great deal of attention, but yesterday this week stopped, because one of those wars reached into the sky and grabbed 298 people who could have been any of us."
What was really lost on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17
Those on board all had names, lives and loved ones left behind, they were the brothers, friends, sisters, daughters and partners.
Here are just a few of those victims, remembered the way that they should be: not as being parts of a tragic situation, but for their incredible lives that were cut short.