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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 02:33 PM

Hundreds of anguished notes found at new Colombian ‘Wailing Wall’

Hundreds of anguished notes found at new Colombian ‘Wailing Wall’
By Agence France-Presse
Monday, December 24, 2012 7:21 EST

Hundreds of visitors have tucked handwritten notes into the enormous stone slab at the new center adjacent to Bogota’s main cemetery, which many think of as Colombia’s “Wailing Wall.”

The structure is the centerpiece of Colombia’s new Center for Remembrance, Peace and Reconciliation where visitors can pay their respects to victims of the armed conflict that has torn the country apart for nearly a half-century.

The center opened at the beginning of December in the heart of Colombia’s capital city, and adjacent to the main cemetery where thousands of unidentified victims of the violence have been laid to rest.

Hundreds of vials containing earth samples from massacre sites all around Colombia have been inserted into the 18-meter (60-foot) tall structure


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