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Washington’s Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Opens to Public

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The memorial dedicated to U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has opened to the public, ahead of an official dedication ceremony on Sunday . Located on Washington’s National Mall, the memorial site features a 9-meter-tall statue of King and a long granite wall inscribed with key quotations from the minister, civil rights activist […]

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Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Public Preview

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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A memorial dedicated to American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Junior opens to the public Monday in a preview ahead of Sunday’s official dedication ceremony. The King memorial is located on the National Mall in Washington between memorials honoring iconic presidents Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. This is the first memorial on the mall […]

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Norway Remembers 77 Victims of Last Month’s Massacre

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Norway held an emotional memorial service Sunday in the capital, Oslo, for the 77 victims of July’s two attacks by a right-wing extremist. Concluding a month-long grieving period, Norway’s King Harald sought to comfort his grieving nation in an address in which he said his thoughts have focused especially on those directly affected by the […]

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Norwegian King Leads Memorial Service for Massacre Victims

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Norway’s King Harald sought to comfort his grieving nation Sunday, as mourners marked the end of a month largely dedicated to honoring the 77 people killed July 22 by a right-wing extremist in a bombing and shooting massacre. Harald delivered an emotional address to nearly 7,000 people in Oslo. He said his thoughts have focused […]

Japan Renews Commitment to Peace at WWII Memorial Ceremony

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Japan rededicated itself to the cause of world peace Monday at solemn ceremonies marking the anniversary of the country’s surrender in World War II. At a ceremony attended by Emperor Akihito and his wife, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Japan will rise from the devastation of its March 11 earthquake just as it rebuilt itself […]

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Anger in China Brings Down Memorial to Japanese Colonists

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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The government of Fangzhen county in northeast China’s Heilongjiang province has torn down a small memorial wall to Japanese immigrants that it had built last month, following outrage from the public. The local government built the wall, engraved with the names of Japanese settlers who died in the area, at a cost of about $109,000 […]

Memorial Service Held for Anti-Apartheid Icon Albertina Sisulu

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa held an official memorial service in Pretoria Thursday for anti-apartheid icon Albertina Sisulu. She will be buried near her husband’s grave on Saturday outside Johannesburg. Thousands of people are expected to travel from across South Africa to attend the funeral. Albertina Sisulu, known as Ma Sisulu, died late Thursday at her home in […]

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