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Australia mourns MH17 victims

Australia mourns MH17 victims

Updated 7 August 2014, 13:14 AEST

A national day of mourning is under way in Australia for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane tragedy.

Thirty-eight Australians were among those killed when flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine last month.

The official ceremony is being held in Melbourne.. with political and religious leaders attending a multi-faith service, along with the families and friends of the victims.

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott has released a pre-recorded message, saying flags will be flown at half mast, as the nation reflects on the tragedy.

Presenter: Sen Lam

Speaker: Tony Abbott, Australia's Prime Minister

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