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Memorials to mark 10th anniversary of terrorist attacks start in Oslo

"The terrorism of 22 July was an attack to our democracy," Prime Minister Erna Solberg said
22 July 2021, Norway, Oslo: Haakon (R), Crown Prince of Norway, Mette-Marit (L), Crown Princess of Norway, and Secretary-General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg (C) attend a memorial service at the Government Office Complex to mark the 10th anniversary of the 2011 terror attacks in Norway where 77 people were killed. Photo: Geir Olsen/NTB/dpa
Haakon (R), Crown Prince of Norway, Mette-Marit (L), Crown Princess of Norway, attend a memorial service. Photo: Geir Olsen/dpa.

Memorial ceremonies have started in Norway to honour the victims of the terrorist attacks in Oslo and on the island of Utoya exactly 10 years ago.

"The terrorism of 22 July was an attack to our democracy," Prime Minister Erna Solberg said at a first ceremony in the morning in the government district of the Norwegian capital, where the attacks by right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik started on July 22, 2011.

It should never be acceptable that someone resorts to violence to stop those who think differently from them, she said, before reading out the names of all 77 victims of the attacks.

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