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One year on since Sydney cafe siege


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One year on since Sydney cafe siege

The text of tribute messages has been projected onto buildings in Sydney, to mark the first anniversary of the Lindt cafe siege.

It is a year since a fatal hostage situation at the cafe in the Australian city left several dead and wounded.

18 people were taken hostage at the Lindt cafe by an armed man brandishing an ISIL flag.

Police stormed the building after 16 hours.

The cafe manager died, along with a customer. The gunman was also killed.

A court hearing is underway to determine whether the act was directly linked to ISIL or whether the gunman held a personal grievance.

Dignitaries visited the site and were shown a model of a permanent memorial planned for the site.

Clear cubes containing flowers will be set into the granite paving in Martin Place.

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