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Tragedy in Norway

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Last Friday in central Oslo, Norway, a massive explosion ripped through government buildings and sent debris flying through the streets, killing eight people and wounding 15. Some 90 minutes later, Anders Behring Breivik, the man accused of building and detonating that bomb, boarded a ferry to a small island that was hosting a Labour Party youth camp. Breivik, reportedly dressed as a policeman, lured the young campers close and opened fire. The shooting spree went on for more than an hour. By the time police finally arrived and arrested Breivik, at least 68 of the campers had been killed. Norway spent the weekend in mourning, and the country will face more difficulty in the weeks ahead as funerals and criminal proceedings take place. Collected below are a few images of these tragic events in Norway. [34 photos]

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Relatives gather to observe a minute of silence opposite Utoya Island, following Friday's twin extremist attacks on July 25, 2011 in Utoya, Norway. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Relatives gather to observe a minute of silence opposite Utoya Island, following Friday's twin extremist attacks on July 25, 2011 in Utoya, Norway. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
People walk at the site of a powerful explosion that rocked central Oslo on July 22, 2011. (Reuters/Per Thrana) #
Smoke billows from a building at the site of a powerful explosion that rocked central Oslo on July 22, 2011. (Reuters/Thomas Winje Oijord/Scanpix) #
An injured man is attended to at the site of an explosion in Oslo, on July 22, 2011. (Reuters/Per Thrana) #
Debris covers the area outside a building in the center of Oslo, on Friday July 22, 2011, following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office, shattering windows and covering the street with documents. (AP Photo/Fartein Rudjord) #
A man helps a wounded woman evacuating a building after an explosion near government buildings in Norway's capital Oslo, on July 22, 2011. (Morten Holm/AFP/Getty Images) #
The wreckage of a car lies outside government buildings in the center of Oslo, on July 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Fartein Rudjord) #
Police officers evacuate a wounded woman from the site of a powerful explosion that rocked central Oslo on July 22, 2011. (Reuters/Thomas Winje Oijord/Scanpix) #
The shattered windows of a government building, in Oslo, following Friday's bombing, on July 23, 2011. (Reuters/Vegard Grott/Scanpix) #
A bombing victim is treated outside government buildings in the center of Oslo, on Friday July 22, 2011.(AP Photo/Fartein Rudjord) #
An aerial view shows Utoya island on July 21, 2011, one day before a shooting which took place at a meeting of the youth wing of Norway's ruling Labour Party. (Reuters/Lasse Tur) #
Norway's Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere (4th from left) sits on the grass as he visits a youth summer camp on Utoya island on July 21, 2011. (Reuters/Vegard Grott/Scanpix) #
This image taken from a helicopter shows what the police believe is gunman Anders Behring Breivik, walking with a gun in hand among bodies on Utoya island, on July 22, 2011. Image pixelated at source. (Reuters/Marius Arnesen/NRK/Scanpix) #
An aerial view shows people swimming in the water close to Utoya island in this still image taken from video footage on July 22, 2011. (Reuters/TV2 Norway via Reuters TV) #
Members of Norwegian Special Forces land by boat on the shore of Utoya island on July 22, 2011, after a shooting took place at a meeting of the youth wing of Norway's ruling Labour Party. (Reuters/Jan Bjerkeli) #
People swim away from Utoya island to escape a gunman on the rampage on July 22, 2011. (Jan Bjerkeli/AFP/Getty Images) #
Wounded people are brought ashore opposite Utoya island (background) after being rescued from a gunman who went on a killing rampage targeting participants in a Norwegian Labour Party youth organization event on the island, on July 22 , 2011. (Svein Gustav Wilhelmsen/AFP/Getty Images) #
Covered corpses lie on the shore of the small, wooded island of Utoya, on July 23, 2011. (Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch) #
Covered bodies lie next to a small structure on the shore of the island of Utoya, on July 23, 2011, after a gunman in police uniform killed at least 86 people in a ferocious attack on a youth summer camp of Norway's ruling Labour party, and hours after a bomb killed seven in Oslo. (Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch) #
Search and rescue workers circle Utoya island on July 23, 2011, searching for bodies after the July 22 shooting spree. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images) #
Rescue personnel continue in their search for the missing in Tyrifjord lake, just off Utoya island, on July 24, 2011. (Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch) #
Rescue workers take a body from a ferry boat on the lake shore across from Utoya island, Norway, on July 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) #
A woman stands near a small makeshift memorial, in a downpour on a lake shore in front of Utoya island, on July 24, 2011. (Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch) #
People place flowers in tribute to the victims of Friday's bomb blast and shooting massacre, in the city of Oslo July 25, 2011. (Reuters/Berit Roald/Scanpix) #
People rest their hands on a woman as they console her before the start of a service at Oslo Cathedral in the aftermath of the Friday attacks on Norway's government headquarters and a youth retreat in Oslo, on July 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) #
People in Oslo crowd around a flower tribute to the victims of a bomb explosion which ripped through government buildings and the shooting spree at the youth camp of the Norwegian Labour Party, two days ago, on July 24, 2011. (Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images) #
Norway's Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon speak to the media after visiting youths injured in the Utoya island shooting massacre at Ringerike hospital in Sundvolden, on July 24, 2011. (Reuters/Trond Reidar Teigen/Scanpix) #
A Norwegian flag among floral tributes outside the Oslo cathedral, on July 24, 2011. (Reuters/Cathal McNaughton) #
A mourner leans against a wall during a service at Oslo Cathedral, on July 24, 2011, in the aftermath of the terror attacks in Norway. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) #
A sea of floral tributes to the victims of Friday's attacks outside the Oslo Cathedral, on July 25, 2011. (Reuters/Cathal McNaughton) #
A Norwegian man lights a candle to pay tribute to victims of the twin attacks near the Domkirke church on Friday, in central Oslo, on July 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) #
Friends and loved ones gather at the Oslo cathedral to mourn 93 victims killed in twin terror attacks from a bombing in downtown Oslo and a mass shooting on Utoya island on July 24, 2011. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) #
Friends and loved ones gather at the Oslo cathedral to mourn 93 victims killed in twin terror attacks on July 24, 2011, in Oslo, Norway. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) #
Roses cast by mourners float in the lake near the island of Utoya, Norway, on July 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) #

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