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Russia: Beslan remembers school siege ten years on01:09

Russia: Beslan remembers school siege ten years on

Russian Federation, beslan
September 3, 2014 at 11:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

Beslan mourned the third and final day of the town's school siege on Wednesday, marking ten years since the hostage crisis.

Local pupils released 334 balloons into the air, each representing the victims of the attack on school Number One in 2004.

Mourners then proceeded to the City of Angels cemetery to pay their respects to those who died in the attack. During the ceremony, a metronome was rung while the names of the victims were called out.

On September 1 2004, militants from the North Caucasus region seized the school and held 1,000 people captive for three days without food or water.

The siege ended on September 3 leaving 334 dead, the youngest victim was only two years old.

Russia: Beslan remembers school siege ten years on01:09
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Beslan mourned the third and final day of the town's school siege on Wednesday, marking ten years since the hostage crisis.

Local pupils released 334 balloons into the air, each representing the victims of the attack on school Number One in 2004.

Mourners then proceeded to the City of Angels cemetery to pay their respects to those who died in the attack. During the ceremony, a metronome was rung while the names of the victims were called out.

On September 1 2004, militants from the North Caucasus region seized the school and held 1,000 people captive for three days without food or water.

The siege ended on September 3 leaving 334 dead, the youngest victim was only two years old.

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