Norway memorial service for massacre and bomb victims
Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 01:34
July 24 - Norwegians mourn the nearly 100 killed in a bomb blast and shooting spree Friday as police announce the gunmen claims he acted alone. Lindsey Parietti reports.
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A church service in Norway honours victims of Friday's bomb blast and summer camp shooting.
The royal family joined mourners in praying for the nearly 100 people killed, many of them teenagers.
Police are still searching for more victims after Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik shocked the country with the attacks.
The streets of the capital Oslo were empty Sunday and much of the city remained barricaded.
Some laid flowers and lit candles at a memorial near Oslo's main church.
Two days after the incidents, Gary Hodgson, a Canadian living in Norway, said he was still trying to grasp the tragedy.
(SOUNDBITE)(English) CANADIAN GARY HODGSON WHO LIVES IN NORWAY SAYING:
"Initially just shocked, it reminded me of 9/11, I remember that whole incident being back in the States. I still hasn't sunk in I guess."
If convicted on terrorism charges, Breivik could face 21 years in prison.
Police said Sunday he claims to have acted alone.
(SOUNDBITE)(English) DEPUTY CHIEF OF OSLO POLICE SVEINUNG SPONHEIM SAYING:
"He has admitted that he was responsible for the bomb attack and for the killing of those people out at the island."
On Saturday, his lawyer said the defendant had called his actions atrocious but necessary.
Lindsey Parietti, Reuters
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