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Ceremony held to mourn Nanjing Massacre victims on Qingming Festival

Updated: Apr 5,2015 6:08 PM     Xinhua

Survivor of Nanjing Massacre Xia Shuqin lays flowers in front of a wall inscribed the name list of victims at the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders on the Qingming Festival in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu province, April 5, 2015. Japanese troops captured Nanjing, then China’s capital, on Dec 13 of 1937 and started a 40-odd-day slaughter. More than 300,000 Chinese soldiers who had laid down their arms and civilians were murdered, and over 20,000 women were raped.[Photo/Xinhua]

Survivor of Nanjing Massacre Xia Shuqin lays flowers in front of a wall inscribed the name list of victims at the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders on the Qingming Festival in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu province, April 5, 2015. Japanese troops captured Nanjing, then China’s capital, on Dec 13 of 1937 and started a 40-odd-day slaughter. More than 300,000 Chinese soldiers who had laid down their arms and civilians were murdered, and over 20,000 women were raped.[Photo/Xinhua]

Survivor of Nanjing Massacre Xia Shuqin lays flowers in front of a wall inscribed the name list of victims at the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders on the Qingming Festival in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu province, April 5, 2015. Japanese troops captured Nanjing, then China’s capital, on Dec 13 of 1937 and started a 40-odd-day slaughter. More than 300,000 Chinese soldiers who had laid down their arms and civilians were murdered, and over 20,000 women were raped.[Photo/Xinhua]

Survivor of Nanjing Massacre Xia Shuqin lays flowers in front of a wall inscribed the name list of victims at the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders on the Qingming Festival in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu province, April 5, 2015. Japanese troops captured Nanjing, then China’s capital, on Dec 13 of 1937 and started a 40-odd-day slaughter. More than 300,000 Chinese soldiers who had laid down their arms and civilians were murdered, and over 20,000 women were raped.[Photo/Xinhua]

Survivors and relatives of victims of Nanjing Massacre take part in a ceremony to mourn the Nanjing Massacre victims in front of a wall inscribed the name list of victims at the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders on the Qingming Festival in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu province, April 5, 2015. Japanese troops captured Nanjing, then China’s capital, on Dec 13 of 1937 and started a 40-odd-day slaughter. More than 300,000 Chinese soldiers who had laid down their arms and civilians were murdered, and over 20,000 women were raped. [Photo/Xinhua]

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