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Sad day for a devastated country

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Sad day for a devastated country


Mourners have gathered for the funeral of a victim of last week’s mass shooting in Norway. The grim reality is that this will be the first of many – 76 people died in the bomb and shooting spree a week ago.

Services are being held across the country to mark the passing of a week since one of its darkest days.

Norway’s governing Labour Party met for a memorial service in Oslo.

The attacks in Oslo and Utoeya seemed to target the current and upcoming generations of the organisation. Chairs were left empty in respect for those who have died.

The audience were asked not applaud. Red roses were held aloft instead, the party symbol which has come to mean much more since last week.

The leader of the party’s youth wing said gunman Anders Behring Breivik had attacked Norway’s core values of democracy, tolerance and diversity.

The police now say they have identified all those who died in last week’s attacks.

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