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Memorials in the streets in Mumbai

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Memorials in the streets in Mumbai

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The overwhelming majority of the victims of the Mumbai attacks were Indian. As the international media interest moves away they are now left to pick up the pieces of their lives. For some the physical wounds may heal relatively quickly, but the mental trauma is likely to be with them for a long time to come.

“My cousin and my uncle were shot right next to me. I got hit in the leg. It was as the devil himself was shooting at us,” said one man from his hospital bed.

Twenty of the nearly 200 people who died were members of the security forces who laid siege to the Taj Mahal and Oberoi hotels as the gunmen held hostages inside.

The streets of Mumbai this weekend are full of makeshift memorials as this city tries to heal its scars.