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The plane crashed during a thunderstorm but aviation officials say the weather was deemed suitable for landing.
Family members of the victims killed in Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster watch as their hearses pass in Hilversum, the Netherlands.
A medic helps a Palestinian in the Shejaia neighbourhood, which was heavily shelled by Israel during fighting in Gaza City on July 20. That Sunday, at least 50 Palestinians were killed by Israeli shelling in the Gaza neighbourhood, where bodies were strewn in the street and thousands fled for shelter to a hospital packed with the wounded.
Prince George with mum and dad at the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at London's Natural History Museum.
A guard stands on the train carrying the remains of MH17's victims as it arrives in the city of Kharkiv after days of delays.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the military to begin a ground offensive in Gaza.
A man blocks access to the scene of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as emergency personnel remove the bodies of passengers.
Israelis look for outgoing rocket fire from Gaza and wait for Israeli airstrikes.
Paramedics treat a man at the scene just east of Vincennes Avenue and north of 75th St where police shot and wounded him during a chase down an alley early on July 4.
Red Arrows mark the naming of Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth by Queen Elizabeth II.
The eye of Hurricane Arthur is seen over the Atlantic in this photo from the International Space Station tweeted by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst on July 3.
Rescue workers try to reach vehicles trapped underneath a bridge that collapsed while under construction in Belo Horizonte.
Where to begin? The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is decades old, with roots stretching through the centuries, but the present crisis was triggered when three Israeli teenagers, pictured, were kidnapped by unknown assailants in the West Bank on 12 June 2014.
Media surround Rolf Harris as he leaves court after being found guilty of 12 indecent assault charges.
Prince Harry dances at the Fundacion Amigos de Jesus daycare centre for children with physical and mental disabilities.
Members of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces take their positions during clashes with ISIL in Ramadi.
Rolf Harris arrives with his daughter Bindi (L) and wife Alwen Hughes (2nd R) at Southwark Crown Court in London May 29, 2014.
Rescue workers haul Johann Westhauser to the surface from the Riesending vertical cave.
Undated photos have emerged of Kim Jong Un's inspection of the Korean People's Army (KPA) Naval Unit 167. He got to ride in a sub, point at stuff and give advice. Lots of advice. He also worked up a sweat while looking at things through the periscope.
Prince George gets up and mobile.
Down she goes - quick, POTUS to the rescue!
Dubrovnik, which is a stand-in for King's Landing in the show Game of Thrones, remains humble despite its new-found stardom.
Twelve things the British government says Scots could buy with the extra 1400 pounds (NZ$2783) they would have if they voted to stay part of the United Kingdom: 1. An overseas holiday for two with cash leftover for sun cream. (Average cost: NZ$1352.01 per person for a 10-day jaunt.)
Jacob Williamson was pretty happy with his success while it lasted.
The long and short of it is, panorama's don't always work out.
Police and emergency personnel tend to a victim at the scene of a drive-by shooting in Isla Vista, a neighbourhood of Santa Barbara, California.
Britain's Prince Harry speaks with New Zealander war veteran Noel Bunn at the end of a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the World II Two Monte Cassino battle.
A protester is kicked by Yusuf Yerkel (L), advisor to Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, during a protest after hundreds of miners died in an explosion.
Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Jerry Mateparae at the Vatican.
Sarah Whyte takes to the water.