Tens of thousands of grieving Bosnian Muslims have gathered to mark the 15th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, considered the worst atrocity since the Nazi era.
The mass ceremony saw nearly 800 newly identified victims buried just outside the town. For many survivors and victims families the events of 1995 remained raw.
Despite Srebrenica’s classification as a UN safe zone, in a few days, Serb forces split some 8000 Muslim men and boys from their mothers, wives and daughters, killing them in cold blood.
But, in what was seen as a significant gesture and a break with the past, Bosnia’s president was joined by his Serbian counterpart Boris Tadic, along with other political leaders from across the continent.
The man accused of leading the Massacre, General Ratko Mladic, is wanted by a UN war crimes court in the Hague on charges of genocide. But he is still at large and widely believed to be hanging out in Serbia.