Melvic Choo, 13, receives the ashes of his father, MH17 co-pilot Eugene Choo, near Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot out of the sky by a BUK surface-to-air missile.

Melvic Choo, 13, receives the ashes of his father, MH17 co-pilot Eugene Choo, near Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot out of the sky by a BUK surface-to-air missile.

An election rally for the ruling pro China party in Taiwan. The Kuomintang Nationalist Party went on to lose the popular vote in landmark elections

An election rally for the ruling pro China party in Taiwan. The Kuomintang Nationalist Party went on to lose the popular vote in landmark elections

Riot police protect the entrance to Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown from ethnically Malay

Riot police protect the entrance to Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown from ethnically Malay "Red Shirt" demonstrators, during a rally to celebrate Malaysia Day which raised tensions between Chinese and Malays.

Muslim women watch as a Cosplayer poses for a photograph in Kuala Lumpur

Muslim women watch as a Cosplayer poses for a photograph in Kuala Lumpur

Wong Wai Kuan, who lost her husband Ng Qing Zheng onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, cries during a memorial service to mark the first anniversary of the tragedy in Malaysia

Wong Wai Kuan, who lost her husband Ng Qing Zheng onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, cries during a memorial service to mark the first anniversary of the tragedy in Malaysia

Air pollution in Kuala Lumpur

Air pollution in Kuala Lumpur

A mass grave for unidentified Rohingya remains found at a people-trafficking camp in northern Malaysia. At least 104 were found in one of many mass graves.

A mass grave for unidentified Rohingya remains found at a people-trafficking camp in northern Malaysia. At least 104 were found in one of many mass graves.

A bird's nest harvested to sell to the Chinese market

A bird's nest harvested to sell to the Chinese market

Election fever takes hold in Taiwan in support of Democratic Progressive Party Tsai Ing-wen

Election fever takes hold in Taiwan in support of Democratic Progressive Party Tsai Ing-wen

Michelle Gomez mourns for her father with her mother, Jacquita Gonzalez.  Patrick Francis Gomez was an in-flight supervisor on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared in March 2014.

Michelle Gomez mourns for her father with her mother, Jacquita Gonzalez. Patrick Francis Gomez was an in-flight supervisor on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared in March 2014.

A woman unloads gravel from a boat docked in Yangon, Myanmar

A woman unloads gravel from a boat docked in Yangon, Myanmar

A relative prays as victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine, are repatriated to Malaysia

A relative prays as victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine, are repatriated to Malaysia

A football fan injured during scuffles between fans at a Suzuki Cup semi-final football match between Vietnam and Malaysia

A football fan injured during scuffles between fans at a Suzuki Cup semi-final football match between Vietnam and Malaysia

Supporters of Taiwan's ruling party at a rally ahead of the general election

Supporters of Taiwan's ruling party at a rally ahead of the general election

Kelly, the wife of a passenger aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, talks about her husband at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur

Kelly, the wife of a passenger aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, talks about her husband at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur

A wildlife official handles a Malayan sun bear seized from wildlife traffickers in Kuala Lumpur.

A wildlife official handles a Malayan sun bear seized from wildlife traffickers in Kuala Lumpur.

Hindu devotees climb the steps to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival in the Klang Valley.

Hindu devotees climb the steps to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival in the Klang Valley.

A soldier rehearses celebrations for Malaysia Day. Malaysia gained its independence from the UK in 1957.

A soldier rehearses celebrations for Malaysia Day. Malaysia gained its independence from the UK in 1957.

Hindu devotees in a trance before starting their pilgrimage to the Batu Caves temple during Thaipusam in Kuala Lumpur

Hindu devotees in a trance before starting their pilgrimage to the Batu Caves temple during Thaipusam in Kuala Lumpur

A child plays beneath Chinese New Year lanters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A child plays beneath Chinese New Year lanters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A base jumper falls through the smog of Kuala Lumpur where heavy air pollution has become an annual phenomenon lasting many weeks.

A base jumper falls through the smog of Kuala Lumpur where heavy air pollution has become an annual phenomenon lasting many weeks.

Girls celebrate the mid-Autumn festival in Kuala Lumpur

Girls celebrate the mid-Autumn festival in Kuala Lumpur