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SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYThe Hague, Netherlands - 31 July 20141. Arrival of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib RazakAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYFILE: Hrabove, Ukraine - 18 July 20142. Wide of piece of crashed plane's wingAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYThe Hague, Netherlands - 31 July 20143. SOUNDBITE (English) Najib Razak, Malaysian Prime Minister: (Transcript below)AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYHrabove, Ukraine - 19 July 20144. Various of plane debris5. People walking past part of crash siteAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYThe Hague, Netherlands - 31 July 20143. SOUNDBITE (English) Najib Razak, Malaysian Prime Minister: (Transcript below)AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYHilersum, Netherlands - 31 July 20144. Mid shot Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, laying flowers at memorial for MH17 passengers AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYRozsypne, Ukraine - 31 July 20145. Mid, OSCE investigator putting on armored vest6. Travelling shot of OSCE convoy en route to crash site, driving around barricades7. Convoy stopped at rebel checkpoint, then moving through8. Wide of shell hitting in distance; AUDIO: explosion; travelling shot from inside vehicle racing awayAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYHilersum, Netherlands - 31 July 2014Mid shot Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, laying flowers Mid shot flowers at memorialClose-up condolence note on flowers from RazakVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:MALAYSIA'S PRIME MINISTER IS CALLING ON UKRAINIAN AND PRO-RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS TO AGREE TO A CEASE-FIRE IN THE AREA SURROUNDING THE SITE WHERE MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 17 WAS SHOT DOWN.(SOT: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak)"The conflict in eastern Ukraine may not be easily resolved, but the people on board that plane had no part in it."TWO WEEKS AFTER THE PLANE'S DESTRUCTION, THE REMAINS AND PERSONAL POSSESSIONS OF MANY OF THE VICTIMS HAVEN'T BEEN RECOVERED _ TO THE ANGUISH OF THEIR RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.(SOT: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak)"We ask there be an immediate cessation of hostilities in and around the crash site by both Ukrainian and separatist forces. We ask that all sides respect the lives lost and the integrity of the crash site so that the investigation may proceed."THE MALAYSIAN LEADER SPOKE SHORTLY BEFORE INVESTIGATORS SUCCEEDED IN REACHING THE CRASH SITE FOR THE FIRST TIME.INVESTIGATORS WERE ALLOWED THROUGH A CHECKPOINT LEADING TO THE CRASH SITE BY A RIFLE-TOTING MILITIAMAN WHO THEN FIRED A WARNING SHOT TO PREVENT REPORTERS FROM ACCOMPANYING THE CONVOY.THE INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF POLICE AND FORENSIC EXPERTS ARE EXPECTED TO INITIALLY FOCUS THEIR EFFORTS ON RETRIEVING BODIES STILL ON THE SITE AND COLLECTING VICTIMS' BELONGINGS.IT REMAINS UNCLEAR EXACTLY HOW MANY BODIES REMAIN AND WHAT CONDITION THEY ARE IN AFTER BEING EXPOSED FOR SO LONG TO THE ELEMENTS. ALL 298 PASSENGERS AND CREW ABOARD FLIGHT 17 WERE KILLED, INCLUDING 43 MALAYSIANS AND 195 DUTCH NATIONALS. TRACY BROWN/Associated Press