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Spain Remembers Madrid Train Bombings


March 11, 2007 -- Spain today honored the victims of the Madrid train bombings with a glass monument bearing messages of condolence written in the days after the 2004 attacks.


King Juan Carlos and government officials observed three minutes of silence at a solemn ceremony in memory of the 191 people killed and more than 1,800 wounded in the attacks of March 11, 2004.


Twenty-nine people, mostly Islamic militants, are currently on trial in Madrid over the attacks.


The memorial includes a tower of 15,000 glass bricks that catches light and channels it into an underground chamber near where explosions ripped through four trains at rush hour.


The architects said light was a key element of their project.


(AP, Reuters)

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