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Deadly Easter bombings in Sri Lanka

Crime scene officials inspect the site of a bomb blast inside a church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, April 21. More than 290 people were killed and at least 500 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil war 10 years ago. 
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Crime scene officials inspect the site of a bomb blast inside a church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, April 21. More than 290 people were killed and at least 500 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter...more

Crime scene officials inspect the site of a bomb blast inside a church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, April 21. More than 290 people were killed and at least 500 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil war 10 years ago. REUTERS/Stringer
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A relative of a victim of the explosion at St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church, reacts at the police mortuary in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A relative of a victim of the explosion at St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church, reacts at the police mortuary in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A relative of a victim of the explosion at St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church, reacts at the police mortuary in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A view of the damage at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, after bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, in Negombo, Sri Lanka, April 22. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A view of the damage at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, after bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, in Negombo, Sri Lanka, April 22. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A view of the damage at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, after bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, in Negombo, Sri Lanka, April 22. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Blood stains are seen on a statue of Jesus Christ after a bomb blast inside a church in Negombo, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer

Blood stains are seen on a statue of Jesus Christ after a bomb blast inside a church in Negombo, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer

Blood stains are seen on a statue of Jesus Christ after a bomb blast inside a church in Negombo, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer
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Sri Lankan military stand guard near the explosion site at a church in Batticaloa, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer

Sri Lankan military stand guard near the explosion site at a church in Batticaloa, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer

Sri Lankan military stand guard near the explosion site at a church in Batticaloa, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer
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Relatives of victims react at a police mortuary, after bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, in Colombo, April 22. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Relatives of victims react at a police mortuary, after bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, in Colombo, April 22. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Relatives of victims react at a police mortuary, after bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, in Colombo, April 22. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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Police officers work at the scene at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, after bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, in Negombo, April 22.  
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Police officers work at the scene at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, after bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, in Negombo, April 22. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Police officers work at the scene at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, after bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, in Negombo, April 22. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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The mother of Shaini, 13, who died as bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, mourns at her wake, in Negombo, April 22. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

The mother of Shaini, 13, who died as bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, mourns at her wake, in Negombo, April 22. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

The mother of Shaini, 13, who died as bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, mourns at her wake, in Negombo, April 22. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Sri Lankan military stand guard inside a church after an explosion in Negombo, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer

Sri Lankan military stand guard inside a church after an explosion in Negombo, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer

Sri Lankan military stand guard inside a church after an explosion in Negombo, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer
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Crime scene officials inspect the site of a bomb blast inside a church in Negombo, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer

Crime scene officials inspect the site of a bomb blast inside a church in Negombo, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer

Crime scene officials inspect the site of a bomb blast inside a church in Negombo, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer
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Catholic nuns look at the explosion site inside a church in Negombo, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer

Catholic nuns look at the explosion site inside a church in Negombo, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer

Catholic nuns look at the explosion site inside a church in Negombo, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer
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People who live near the church that was attacked yesterday, leave their houses as the military try to defuse a suspected van before it exploded in Colombo, April 22. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

People who live near the church that was attacked yesterday, leave their houses as the military try to defuse a suspected van before it exploded in Colombo, April 22. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

People who live near the church that was attacked yesterday, leave their houses as the military try to defuse a suspected van before it exploded in Colombo, April 22. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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Special Task Force Bomb Squad officers inspect the site of an exploded van near a church that was attacked yesterday in Colombo, April 22. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Special Task Force Bomb Squad officers inspect the site of an exploded van near a church that was attacked yesterday in Colombo, April 22. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Special Task Force Bomb Squad officers inspect the site of an exploded van near a church that was attacked yesterday in Colombo, April 22. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A woman injured during an explosion at a church is seen at a hospital in Batticaloa, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer

A woman injured during an explosion at a church is seen at a hospital in Batticaloa, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer

A woman injured during an explosion at a church is seen at a hospital in Batticaloa, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer
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Sri Lankan Crime Division police officers inspect the explosion site at a church in Batticaloa, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer

Sri Lankan Crime Division police officers inspect the explosion site at a church in Batticaloa, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer

Sri Lankan Crime Division police officers inspect the explosion site at a church in Batticaloa, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer
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A statue of St. James is pictured after a bomb blast inside a church in Negombo, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer

A statue of St. James is pictured after a bomb blast inside a church in Negombo, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer

A statue of St. James is pictured after a bomb blast inside a church in Negombo, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer
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Catholic priests stand inside the church after a bomb blast in Negombo, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer

Catholic priests stand inside the church after a bomb blast in Negombo, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer

Catholic priests stand inside the church after a bomb blast in Negombo, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer
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A shoe of a victim is seen in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A shoe of a victim is seen in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A shoe of a victim is seen in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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Sri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A crime scene official inspects the site of a bomb blast inside a church in Negombo, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer

A crime scene official inspects the site of a bomb blast inside a church in Negombo, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer

A crime scene official inspects the site of a bomb blast inside a church in Negombo, April 21. REUTERS/Stringer
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Sri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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Relatives of a victim of the explosion at St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church react at the police mortuary in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Relatives of a victim of the explosion at St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church react at the police mortuary in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Relatives of a victim of the explosion at St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church react at the police mortuary in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A police officer inspects the explosion area at Shangri-La hotel in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A police officer inspects the explosion area at Shangri-La hotel in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A police officer inspects the explosion area at Shangri-La hotel in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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Special Task Force members prepare to go to the site of an explosion at Shangri-La hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Special Task Force members prepare to go to the site of an explosion at Shangri-La hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Special Task Force members prepare to go to the site of an explosion at Shangri-La hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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Foreign relatives of a victim of the explosion react at the police mortuary in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Foreign relatives of a victim of the explosion react at the police mortuary in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Foreign relatives of a victim of the explosion react at the police mortuary in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A statue of Virgin Mary broken in two parts is seen in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A statue of Virgin Mary broken in two parts is seen in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A statue of Virgin Mary broken in two parts is seen in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A relative of a victim of the explosion at St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church reacts at the police mortuary in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A relative of a victim of the explosion at St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church reacts at the police mortuary in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A relative of a victim of the explosion at St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church reacts at the police mortuary in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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Men carry dead bodies towards ambulances near the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Men carry dead bodies towards ambulances near the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Men carry dead bodies towards ambulances near the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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Sri Lankan military stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sri Lankan military stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sri Lankan military stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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Priests walk into the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Priests walk into the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Priests walk into the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, April 21. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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