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Survivors Mark 60th Anniversary of Nazi Camp Liberation

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp Bergen Belsen gathered there Friday to mark the 60th anniversary of the camp's liberation.

The low-key ceremony commemorates the day British soldiers arrived at the disease-ridden camp in northern Germany. Upon their arrival, troops found thousands of dead bodies in piles, and tens of thousands of starving captive Jews and other inmates.

Some 70,000 people perished at the notorious camp, including diarist Anne Frank.

Britons observed the anniversary with a ceremony at London's Hyde Park. Britain's chief Rabbi , Jonathan Sacks addressed the solemn crowd, which included Holocaust survivors.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.