Hundreds pay respects to Srebrenica victims

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Posted: Jul 09, 2011 7:45 AM
Hundreds pay respects to Srebrenica victims

Hundreds of people have lined Sarajevo's main street as trucks bearing 613 coffins carrying victims' remains pass through to Srebrenica, where the victims of Europe's worst massacre since World War I will be buried.

Whispered Muslim prayers turned louder and mixed with sobbing when the three trucks appeared Saturday, slowly approaching the Bosnian Presidency building where they stopped for a few minutes.

The weeping crowd tucked flowers into canvas covering the trucks as they drove slowly down a street sprinkled with rose water.

The 613 sets of remains, found in mass graves and identified through DNA tests, will be buried at a memorial center near Srebrenica on Monday _ the 16th anniversary of the massacre in which more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed.