Items left behind: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

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Sunday, March 8 marks the one-year anniversary of the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Without evidence that the plane crashed, it’s hard for family members to begin grieving and start to find closure, psychologists say. In the meanwhile, the grief, hope, anger — all the emotions they feel — are often wrapped up in the things the missing left behind — their clothes, their rooms, the smallest things.

“I’m not going to change or move anything, just let it be the way it is,” Lee Khim Fatt said of a wardrobe filled with his wife’s uniforms and other belongings. “I believe she will come home, and things will be just how it was before.” Lee’s wife, Foong Wai Yueng, 40, was a stewardess aboard the flight, which went off course and vanished March 8, 2014, on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Reporting by Joshua Paul, The Associated Press