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Indonesians, Australians Mark Fourth Anniversary of Bali Bombing


Mourners have gathered on the Indonesian island of Bali to mark the fourth anniversary of the terrorist bombings that ripped through two nightclubs, killing 202 people.

Friends and family paid tribute to the victims Thursday at the Jimbaran beach resort area, where one of the bombs exploded in 2002

Indonesian families shared stories of the relatives they lost and the Australian ambassador paid tribute to the 88 Australians who died in the attack.

Organizers also brought a 12-kilometer long white cloth to be unfurled as symbol of peace and serenity.

Authorities blame the attack on Jemaah Islamiyah, a Southeast Asian militant group tied to al-Qaida.

Three of the key planners of the attack have been convicted and are awaiting death sentences. Several other suspects remain at large.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters

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