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Thousands Mourn on 15th Anniversary of Srebrenica Massacre

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posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 09:08 AM
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Thousands Mourn on 15th Anniversary of Srebrenica Massacre


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Tens of thousands of mourners gathered Sunday in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica to re-bury hundreds of massacre victims on the 15th anniversary of the worst mass killing in Europe since World War II.

Relatives gathered in bright sunshine on the edges of a field filled with 775 shrouded coffins, as senior clerics intoned Muslim prayers for the dead. Freshly dug graves waited nearby.

Srebrenica had been declared a safe zone by the United Nations as the Bosnian war raged in the early
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posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 09:08 AM
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A pile of more than 16,000 shoes, each pair representing a victim of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre are placed with a UN sign in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Sunday July 11, 2010. The shoes were collected to make 'The Pillar of Shame', German activist's Phillip Ruch's monument to Srebrenica. On July 11, 1995, more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and youths were slaughtered by Bosnian Serb troops in an enclave supposedly protected by U.N. peacekeepers.

Although I do not condone war atrocities, this memorial of a shoe pile helps epitomize and illustrate the impotency of the U.N. peacekeeping ability in hot zones and supposed protected enclaves.

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