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E. Africa Marks Embassy Bomb Anniversary

A marching band played a solemn tune as survivors, relatives and friends of the 219 people killed in the bombing of the U.S. Embassy five years ago remembered their loved ones Thursday at a memorial park where the mission had stood. Before the start of the ceremony, several people prayed at a black granite wall inscribed with the names of the dead, including 12 Americans. Sarah Namai, a 28-year-old Kenyan whose husband, Moses, was killed, welcomed a brief appearance by the sun on a cloudy day. “Perhaps the sunshine is a sign that God and Moses are watching over all of us,” she said. Hundreds of people gathered later to pray, lay flowers and listen to speeches by politicians and survivors at the former site of the four-story embassy, which was destroyed in the explosion. Full Story

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