Rwanda genocide commemoration in pictures

Performers enter Amahoro Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda, during the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the 1994 genocide (7 April 2014) Ceremonies have been held to pay tribute to the 800,000 people killed in the Rwandan genocide, which began on 7 April 1994.
Performers re-enact the events at a public ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide at Amahoro stadium in Kigali, Rwanda, on 7 April 2014 The killing of ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus was re-enacted at the stadium, where UN peacekeepers managed to save thousands of lives.
Actors portray European colonial invaders and native people during the commemoration of the 20th anniversary the 1994 genocide in Kigali on 7 April 2014 In this scene, actors portray European colonial invaders and native people. Rwanda has repeatedly accused France of backing the Hutus militias responsible for the genocide - a charge it denies.
The sky threatens rain as tens of thousands of people gather to commemorate the 20th anniversary the 1994 genocide at Amahoro Stadium on 7 April 2014 in Kigali, Rwanda Tens of thousands of people filled the stadium to see the performances and hear stories of the atrocities, while storm clouds passed overhead.
A wailing and distraught Rwandan woman is carried away to receive help during a public ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide in Kigali on 7 April 2014 Some of them were overcome by emotion and had to be carried away.
A woman is helped out of the Amahoro stadium, in Kigali, on April 7,2014, during a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of Rwanda"s genocide Many people had their entire families wiped out by the death squads.
Tony Blair, left, and Thabo Mbeki, right, lay a memorial wreath at a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide in Kigali on 7 April 2014 The former leaders of the UK and South Africa, Tony Blair and Thabo Mbeki, were among the dignitaries. However, France was not represented. Its ambassador in Kigali, Michel Flesch, said his accreditation to attend had been withdrawn by the Rwandan government as the row over France's role in the genocide escalated.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon light a memorial flame at a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, held in Kigali on 7 April 2014 UN chief Ban Ki-moon lit a memorial flame. He acknowledged the UN's "shame" for failing to prevent the slaughter.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame, seen on a large television screen, addresses the public and dignitaries at a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, at Amahoro stadium in Kigali on 7 April 2014 Rwanda's President Paul Kagame said the nation had shown its capacity for "renewal" in the 20 years after the genocide, and had achieved unity.

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