Monday, August 22, 2011

Funeral service in Norway: 77 candles for the victims

About four weeks after the massacre of Utøya Norway has paused once more united. At the end three days of mourning the land of imaginary events on Sunday at an official celebration of the 77 victims of the terrorist attacks of 22 July. At the two-hour event in the candlelit light Oslo Spektrum Arena members took part in the Scandinavian royal families, including the Crown Prince Haakon and Mette-Marit, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and President and Government.

Also, survivors and representatives of the rescue workers were among the 6,700 guests. King Harald V said, clearly moved into the semi-darkness in the hall lying to the people. "As a father, grandfather and husband I can only imagine your pain. As king of this country I feel with each of you, "said the monarch.

As the names of the 77 victims were read, people broke into tears, others stood on a sign of respect. 77 candles were burning on the stage. The celebration in Oslo marked the conclusion of the official mourning period. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg urged the people to support the families of the victims continue to attack and to be mindful at all extremist tendency.

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