People place flowers outside Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Friday, July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)
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The Dutch nation mourned at least 173 citizens lost in the Ukrainian air disaster in sorrow rather than anger Friday, holding back from immediately pointing the finger of blame.More than half the 298 victims aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 heading from Amsterdam for Kuala Lumpur were Dutch, a loss keenly felt in a country of just of 15 million people.While Dutch and world leaders demanded an international investigation into the crash over the conflict zone of eastern Ukraine, the nation steered clear of rapidly accusing any of the sides of shooting the jet down.A Dutch airliner was involved in the world's worst civilian aviation disaster when KLM and Pan Am jets collided on the ground at Tenerife airport in 1977, killing 583 people.
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