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A Week Since Deadly Bombings, Sri Lankans On the Mend; See Pics

World | Associated Press | April 27, 2019, 11:36 am
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 Some were celebrating one of the holiest days in Christianity. Some were working at Colombo hotels. Some were sitting down to brunches of shrimp and chicken and dim sum and sticky rice pudding and tables of food that seemed to go on forever. They were children. They were parents. And suddenly, in three churches and three high-end hotels, their lives intersected with suicide bombers who, authorities say, wanted to wreak vengeance on what they see as a world of infidels. (Image: AP)

Some were celebrating one of the holiest days in Christianity. Some were working at Colombo hotels. Some were sitting down to brunches of shrimp and chicken and dim sum and sticky rice pudding and tables of food that seemed to go on forever. They were children. They were parents. And suddenly, in three churches and three high-end hotels, their lives intersected with suicide bombers who, authorities say, wanted to wreak vengeance on what they see as a world of infidels. (Image: AP)

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 In the days since Easter, the pain has often seemed inconceivable: entire families wiped out, wailing mothers weeping at the tiny coffins of their children, stunned priests staring at the devastation wrought in churches where the walls are now spattered with shrapnel, blood and bits of gore. (Image: AP)

In the days since Easter, the pain has often seemed inconceivable: entire families wiped out, wailing mothers weeping at the tiny coffins of their children, stunned priests staring at the devastation wrought in churches where the walls are now spattered with shrapnel, blood and bits of gore. (Image: AP)

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 A Sri Lankan woman, who lives near St. Anthony's shrine, runs for safety with her infant after police found explosive devices in a parked vehicle in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

A Sri Lankan woman, who lives near St. Anthony's shrine, runs for safety with her infant after police found explosive devices in a parked vehicle in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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 Relatives place flowers after the burial of three from the same family, all victims of Easter Sunday's bomb blast at St. Sebastian Church, in Negombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

Relatives place flowers after the burial of three from the same family, all victims of Easter Sunday's bomb blast at St. Sebastian Church, in Negombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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 Ten-day-old Ahmadi Muslim infant Amdad Ahamed sleeps at a community centre, where his family has taken refuge in for fear of retaliation towards their community after the Easter Sunday bombings, in Pasyala, northeast of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

Ten-day-old Ahmadi Muslim infant Amdad Ahamed sleeps at a community centre, where his family has taken refuge in for fear of retaliation towards their community after the Easter Sunday bombings, in Pasyala, northeast of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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 Clergymen visit the scene of a suicide bombing at St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

Clergymen visit the scene of a suicide bombing at St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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 A Sri Lankan Muslim boy looks out from the window of a Mosque before Friday prayers in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Authorities had told Muslims to pray at home rather than attend communal Friday prayers that are the most important religious service for the faithful. (Image: AP)

A Sri Lankan Muslim boy looks out from the window of a Mosque before Friday prayers in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Authorities had told Muslims to pray at home rather than attend communal Friday prayers that are the most important religious service for the faithful. (Image: AP)

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 Anusha Kumari weeps during a mass burial for her husband, two children and three siblings, all victims of Easter Sunday's bomb attacks, in Negombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

Anusha Kumari weeps during a mass burial for her husband, two children and three siblings, all victims of Easter Sunday's bomb attacks, in Negombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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 Coffins of victims of Easter Sunday's bombing lay at a mass burial ground in Katuwapitiya village in Negombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

Coffins of victims of Easter Sunday's bombing lay at a mass burial ground in Katuwapitiya village in Negombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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 Sri Lankan policemen patrol a Muslim neighbourhood before Friday prayers in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

Sri Lankan policemen patrol a Muslim neighbourhood before Friday prayers in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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 Catholic nuns stand with a relative of a victim of Easter Sunday's bomb blast at St. Sebastian Church, at a mass burial site in Negombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

Catholic nuns stand with a relative of a victim of Easter Sunday's bomb blast at St. Sebastian Church, at a mass burial site in Negombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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 Melton Roy prays by newly buried graves of victims of Easter Sunday's bomb explosion, at Methodist burial ground in Negombo, Sri Lanka. Roy thanked God for protecting his family from harm and prayed for the lives of those who have been affected by the string of bombings. (Image: AP)

Melton Roy prays by newly buried graves of victims of Easter Sunday's bomb explosion, at Methodist burial ground in Negombo, Sri Lanka. Roy thanked God for protecting his family from harm and prayed for the lives of those who have been affected by the string of bombings. (Image: AP)

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 Relatives weep by the coffin of 12-year Sneha Savindi, a victim of Easter Sunday's bombing at St. Sebastian Church, in Negombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

Relatives weep by the coffin of 12-year Sneha Savindi, a victim of Easter Sunday's bombing at St. Sebastian Church, in Negombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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 A Sri Lankan Police officer inspects a blast spot at the Shangri-la hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

A Sri Lankan Police officer inspects a blast spot at the Shangri-la hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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 A security officer stands guard outside St. Anthony's Shrine where the bombing was carried out on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

A security officer stands guard outside St. Anthony's Shrine where the bombing was carried out on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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 Sunlight streams in from gaping holes, as a surveyor works at St. Sebastian's Church, where a suicide bomber blew himself up on Easter Sunday in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

Sunlight streams in from gaping holes, as a surveyor works at St. Sebastian's Church, where a suicide bomber blew himself up on Easter Sunday in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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 Sri Lankan Muslims talk and pray before the start of Friday prayers inside a mosque, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

Sri Lankan Muslims talk and pray before the start of Friday prayers inside a mosque, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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 Buddhist monks offer prayers during a ceremony to invoke blessings on the dead and wounded from Sunday's bombings, at the Kelaniya temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

Buddhist monks offer prayers during a ceremony to invoke blessings on the dead and wounded from Sunday's bombings, at the Kelaniya temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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