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Sarajevo marks 100 years since killing triggered WWI

CCTV.com

06-29-2014 10:56 BJT

A series of commemorative activities have been held in Bosnia-Herzegovina’s capital Sarajevo to mark the 100 years since the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, an event which triggered World War One.

Sarajevo marks 100 years since killing triggered WWI

Sarajevo marks 100 years since killing triggered WWI

The city of Sarajevo held exhibitions, seminars and movies screenings on the subject of commemorating the World War One. The world famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra held its first concert at the national library. Thousands gathered to watch a live broadcast of the orchestra on a big screen across the street from the concert’s venue at city hall. But it was questioned because it could made people remembered the Austro-Hungary Empire.

The head of the orchestra said this performance was to commemorate the peaceful time in the past 70 years and also pray for further peace.

"In the past 100 years, Sarajevo has always been connected with war, sadness, and panic. It’s now a good opportunity to show a new Sarajevo and convey a different message. We want to create a more peaceful, more inclusive and ever-changing Sarajevo by these activities," said Sarajevo mayor Ivo Komsic.

Sarajevo marks 100 years since killing triggered WWI

Sarajevo marks 100 years since killing triggered WWI

Sarajevo marks 100 years since killing triggered WWI

Sarajevo marks 100 years since killing triggered WWI



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