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Giuliano Koren | Potocari (Srebrenica), Bosnia And Herzegovina. 11 July 2010

 

2010 was the fifteenth anniversary of the fall of Srebrenica, eastern Bosnia.
Between 11 and 15 July 1995 the Bosnian Serb army has committed one of the most heinous crimes of the Balkan war. More than 8,372 Bosnian Muslim men were massacred, then buried in mass graves. Sometimes, to make it more difficult to find and recognise victims, the bodies parts were dug up and moved to other graves. So far 6,414 bodies were reconstructed through DNA examination, 3,500 already rest in the Potocari cemetery; only the bodies reconstructed at least of 70% can be definitely buried.
This ceremony is an event that draws thousands of people and that of 2010 was particularly crowded. More than 60,000 people gathered together and prayed for the victims.
During the mass funeral, 775 new bodies returned to the land, and never be moved again.
(Potocari, Srebrenica, Bosnia And Herzegovina – 11 July 2010)

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