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Bosnia remembers the Srebrenica massacre 20 years on

Published 1622 GMT (0022 HKT) July 11, 2015
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On the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre -- the largest massacre in Europe since World War II -- fresh graves await the burial of newly discovered and identified remains, on Saturday, July 11. Often only one or two bones are all that can be found, as many bodies were mixed together and destroyed in mass graves. One hundred and 36 new sets of remains were buried on this 20th anniversary. Mick Krever/CNN
Thousands of mourners pray beside the graves of more than 6,000 people murdered in the Srebrenica genocide. Around 8,000 are believed to have been killed in total. Mick Krever/CNN
Hadzira Dozic's brother was 32 when killed in 1995. She sits beside an open grave, waiting for his remains to finally be buried. Her husband and three of his brothers were also killed, along with around 30 other family members. "It can never be done. How can it be done?" Mick Krever/CNN
Men carry coffins to be buried. Mick Krever/CNN
A Bosnian women prays at the grave of a relative in Srebrenica cemetery. Joe Sheffer/CNN
A man sits next to one of 136 coffins with newly discovered or identified remains waiting to be buried. Mick Krever/CNN
A woman cleans a gravestone in the cemetery. Mick Krever/CNN
A row of headstones, some of more than 6,000 in the Srebrenica cemetery. Joe Sheffer/CNN
A girl reads the Quran at the site of her father's grave. Joe Sheffer/CNN
An American flag flies outside a house on the road to Srebrenica. Though NATO intervention and an American-brokered peace brought the Bosnian war to an end, many also blame President Bill Clinton for failing to stop the conflict earlier. Mick Krever/CNN
This former battery factory served as headquarters for the Dutch peacekeepers who were stationed near Srebrenica at the time of the genocide. Many Muslims had sought refuge there during the war. Last year, a Dutch court found peacekeepers liable for the deaths of around 300 Bosnians who were taken by Bosnian Serbs from the compound and killed. Mick Krever/CNN