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03/19/2014 11:46 am ET Updated Mar 19, 2014

These Messages For The Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight Warm Hearts During Desperate Times

As the international search operation for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 stretches on, relatives of the 239 passengers and crew on board flight MH370 have received an outpouring of support and sympathy.

Shortly after the jet went missing on March 8, the New Straits Times reported that thousands of people had already posted messages of hope on the walls of Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia's capital. Many more would add their signatures in the following days.

On Monday, artists in the Philippines painted a mural of the missing plane in an elementary school near Manila with the message: "Hope Springs Eternal," Reuters reported.

The photos below serve as warm reminder that the world stands with the relatives and friends of the passengers aboard missing flight MH370.

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    Young children write messages on a 60-meter long banner filled with signatures and well wishes for all involved with the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner MH370, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, March 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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    Students write on placards carrying messages for the passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur on March 19, 2014. (MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Students write on a placard carrying messages for the passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur on March 19, 2014. (MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Students write on placards carrying messages for the passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur on March 19, 2014. (MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Messages expressing prayers and well-wishes for passengers onboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are displayed at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on March 19, 2014. (MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Messages for the passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are posted on a wall display at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia on March 18, 2014. (MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Messages for the passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are posted on a wall display at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia on March 18, 2014. (MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A visitor takes pictures of a boy in front of placards and a banner carrying messages for the passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur on March 19, 2014. (MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A woman reads messages expressing prayers and well-wishes for passengers onboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, on display at a mall in Kuala Lumpur on March 18, 2014. (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A Malaysian girl writes a message expressing prayers and well-wishes for passengers onboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on March 17, 2014. (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Visitors write on a banner carrying messages for the passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia on March 16, 2014. (MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A woman writes on a banner carrying messages for the passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia on March 16, 2014. (MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A Malaysia Airlines employee writes a message expressing prayers and well-wishes for passengers onboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on March 14, 2014. (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A Malaysian family write messages and prayers on a wall on March 12, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)
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    Visitors write on a poster carrying messages for the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on March 10, 2014. (MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Indian sand artist Sudersan Pattnaik puts final touches on a sand sculpture with a message of prayers for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 at Puri beach, Bhubaneswar, India, on March 9, 2014. (ASIT KUMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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    An Indonesian student displays a message expressing prayers and well-wishes for passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in Medan, North Sumatra on March 15, 2014. (SUTANTA ADITYA/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A woman holds a heart shaped paper with messages for passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, as she poses for a photo during an event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, March 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
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    A message card is seen below a paper plane of a Malaysian airliner, on the message board for passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, March 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
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    A woman prepares to write a message for passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
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    Paper planes with personalized messages dedicated to people involved with missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner MH370, are placed in a viewing gallery of Kuala Lumpur International Airport, March 15, 2014 in Sepang, Malaysia. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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    A girl holding a balloon reads messages for passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, at a shopping mall in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, March 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
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    Students stand next to a giant mural featuring missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 displayed on the grounds of their school in Manila's financial district of Makati on March 18, 2014, created as part of solidarity action by concerned artists for the passengers and crew of the missing plane. (TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

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