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Families mark 10th anniversary of Bali bombings

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 01:31

Oct. 12 - Families of the victims of the Bali bombings gather to pay tribute to the 202 killed, marking the 10th anniversary of the attack. Sarah Sheffer reports.

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Families of those killed in the 2002 Bali bombings marked the 10th anniversary of the attack on Friday with ceremonies and prayers for their loved ones. Militant muslims bombed packed night clubs in Bali's popular Kuta district on October 12, 2002, killing 202 people, most of them tourists. Australia had the largest number of victims with 88 fatalities. Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard spoke at a ceremony in Bali. (SOUNDBITE) (English) AUSTRALIA PRIME MINISTER, JULIA GILLARD, SAYING: "And it is a good day to reflect on how Indonesia can continue the journey into democracy, how Indonesia strengthened its counter terrorism capabilities, how Indonesia worked with Australian police to hunt down and dismantle the terrorists' network that brought this hateful crime, and how the bonds between us have strengthened as a result." Families then visited a memorial in Kuta, where a wall lists the names of those who were killed. Another group of families and dignitaries gathered at the House of Parliament in Australia to mark the day. Governor-General Quentin Bryce thanked all of those who helped in the aftermath of the attacks, and offered condolences to those who lost their loved ones. The service concluded with family members placing flowers on a wreath in homage to those lost.

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Families mark 10th anniversary of Bali bombings

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 01:31