A Royal Breather: Four Days with the Indians
6 May 2013
6 May 2013
On 22 July 2012, Norway remembered the victims of a double attack that shook the world a year ago. On that day, in the city centre’s government quarter, an explosion shook Oslo, eight people died and another 98 received various injuries. Later, the terrorist attacked a Norwegian Labour Party Workers’ Youth League (AUF) camp on Utøya Island, killing 69 people and wounding 60. The suspect in both crimes, Anders Behring Breivik, voluntarily surrendered to police.
Before the memorial in Oslo for the victims of a double attack began, police made a thorough inspection of the city centre, using specially-trained dogs.
Across Norway, memorial services marked the anniversary of the terrible events. In the image above, we see the Norwegian royal family taking part in a ceremony near a destroyed government building in Oslo. Left to right: Princess Mette-Marit, Crown Prince Haakon, Prime Minister’s wife, Ingrid, Queen Sonja, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, and King Harald.
Members of the Norwegian royal family and Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg attended a memorial service at the Oslo Domkirke. After the service, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit met with relatives of those killed and injured on 22 July 2011. From left to right: Princess Märtha Louise, Queen Sonja, and King Harald.
On Utøya Island, on 22 July 2012, a memorial event organised by the AUF of the Norwegian Labour Party marked the first anniversary of the tragic events that took place a year ago. A ferry took relatives and friends of the teenagers killed and injured by Breivik to the island to lay flowers at the scene of the tragedy.
On the evening of 22 July, Norwegians marched in the city streets holding flowers and candles; a concert by Norwegian and foreign artists at Town Hall Square in Oslo memorialised the tragic events of 2011. In the image above, we see relatives and friends of those killed and injured visiting Utøya Island on 22 July 2012.
22 July 2012
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