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MH370 family members hold candlelit vigil in Beijing

Published on Apr 8, 2014 11:08 AM
Chinese relatives of passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 take part in a prayer service at the Metro Park Hotel in Beijing on April 8, 2014.-- PHOTO: AFP

Missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 special report

BEIJING (AFP) - Family members of passengers on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 held a tearful vigil in Beijing in the early hours of Tuesday to mark one month since contact with the plane was lost.

Dozens of family members placed candles in the shape of a heart surrounding an aeroplane on the carpeted floor of the capital's Lido hotel.

They sat in a circle around the candles, with some audibly wailing while others remained silent or pressed their palms together in gestures of prayer.

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