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April 7, 2014

Remembering #Rwanda20yrs

Netizens hold a social media memorial to commemorate the Rwandan genocide.
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A girl stands in the background after escorting the Rwandan genocide flame, known as the "Kwibuka" (Remembering) 20-years, in the Rwandan capital on April 5, 2014. (REUTERS/NOOR KHAMIS)

The 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide is being marked with an online memorial, using the hashtags #Rwanda20yrs and #Kwibuka20. Kwibuka means "remember" in Kinyarwanda, Rwanda’s language.

People shared photos from the remembrance ceremony in the capital Kigali, as well as art and photographs of those lost or injured as a result of the 1994 genocide where at least 800,000 people, mostly Rwandan Tutsis, were killed.

Here are some highlights from around the web:

 

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