The relatives and friends of the passengers and crew hold their breath as Australia continues with its search for the missing aircraft in the southern Indian Ocean.
In what is being described as one of the biggest mysteries of all time, a Malaysia Airlines international passenger flight disappeared on March 8, almost two weeks ago.
The jet MH370, with 227 passengers and 12 crew members onboard, was en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, China, for a scheduled six-hour flight.
It has been a long wait for people who are still unsure over the fate of their loved ones.
On Wednesday, the family members of passengers protested against and accused the Malaysian government of failing to work hard enough to find the plane during a press conference at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
Almost a day later, Australian officials announced that its search aircraft and ships are investigating two objects floating in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia that could be debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner.
Here are a few heart-breaking glimpses of the relatives desperately waiting for an indication for the location of their family and friends.
Family members of a passenger onboard the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 hug each other as they wait for news about the missing plane at a hotel in Beijing – Reuters
Rosila Abu Samah, 50, and her daughter Kaiyisah Selamat, 8, the mother and sister of flight engineer Mohd Khairul Amri Selamat who was on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, speak to journalists during an interview inside the hotel where they and other relatives of the passengers of the missing Boeing 777-200ER are staying in Putrajaya, Malaysia – Reuters