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07-25-2011 08:31 BJT Special Report:Norway Shocked by Twin Attacks |

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Hundreds of people continued to gather in front of Oslo Cathedral on Sunday night, bringing flowers and candles to pay tribute to the 93 victims of Friday's bomb attack and island shooting spree.

A memorial service was held earlier in the day at the cathedral for those who died in the attacks outside Norway's government headquarters and at a youth retreat on Utoya island. King Harald V and his wife Queen Sonja and Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg were among the mourners at the packed service. They also visited the site of Friday's bomb blast and met staff at a local hospital.

Jens Stoltenberg, Norwegian Prime Minister, said, "We have been shocked by the violence, we have been shocked by all the people that have lost their lives, but at the same time Norway is united, Norway is standing together and the message is very clear that this violence is not going to reduce our ability to be an open, democratic society."

(L-R) Norwegian King Harald, bishop Ole Christian Kvarme, Queen Sonja, bishop Helga
Byfuglien and Princess Martha Louise are seen after they attended a "Mass for Sorrow
and Hope" in Oslo Cathedral July 24, 2011.

Norwegian King Harald and bishop Ole Christian Kvarme arrive for a memorial service
in Oslo Cathedral July 24, 2011.

Norwegian Princess Martha Louise and her husband Ari Behn are seen after a memorial
service in Oslo Cathedral July 24, 2011.


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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