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Norway holds remembrance ceremony to mark attacks

08-22-2011 08:43 BJT Special Report:Norway Shocked by Twin Attacks |

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Norway has held a grand national memorial ceremony, to mark the end of an official period of mourning for the victims of last month's double massacre.

Norway's King Harald told the 6,000 people gathered in Oslo's Spektrum arena, that Norwegians would come through the attacks, and continue to live freely and openly. Among those present at the event were relatives of the victims, survivors, police and emergency service personnel. After performances by Norwegian artists, the names of all 77 victims were read out. Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, also spoke at the event.

Stoltenberg said, "No matter where you live, no matter what God you pray to, every one of us can take responsibility, every one of us can guard freedom. In unity we create an unbreakable link of kindness, democracy, and safety. That is our weapon against violence."

A boy blows soap bubbles at the Oslo Cathedral as people pay their respects to those killed in last month's bomb and shooting attack in Oslo. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

 

Editor:Li Wanran |Source: CNTV.CN

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