Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Local memorial honours victims of Baghdad attack

Downtown vigil recalls deceased family and friends in Iraq, including a 14-year-old soccer fan
Doctor Mudaffer Al-Mudaffer holds an Iraqi flag and a candle to remember 14-year-old Zain Al-Abedeen Al-Mudaffer (inset), his cousin's only son and one of nearly 300 victims who died after a bomb went off in a busy shopping district in Baghdad July 3. Photo submitted.
Candles flickered in the rain outside the Vancouver Public Library as about 100 people honoured the victims of a massive attack in Baghdad. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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