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Sarajevans Honor Srebrenica Massacre Victims


Sarajevans stand by as Srebrenica-bound trucks carrying a total of 775 coffins proceed down the main street.

Sarajevans stand by as Srebrenica-bound trucks carrying a total of 775 coffins proceed down the main street.

Thousands have lined Sarajevo's main street as trucks bearing 775 coffins passed through to Srebrenica, where the victims of Europe's worst crime since the Nazi era will be buried.

The crowd tucked white and red roses into the canvas as the trucks drove slowly down a street sprinkled with rose water.

The 775 sets of remains, found in mass graves and identified through DNA tests, will be buried at a memorial center near Srebrenica on July 11, the 15th anniversary of the massacre.

Over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed in Srebrenica over several days when Serb forces overran the town in July 1995.

compiled from agency reports
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