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Catholics mark bloody Londonderry anniversary

Tens of thousands of people gathered on Sunday in Londonderry, in the north-west of Northern Ireland, to retrace the ill-fated route of the Bloody Sunday march 30 years ago. In silence, led by children bearing 14 white crosses, one for each of the Catholic civilians shot dead by British paratroopers, they marched toward the staunchly Catholic Bogside area of the city.

The 14 civilians were killed when British soldiers opened fire on a civil rights rally in Londonderry on January 30, 1972.