Families celebrating a holiday and newlyweds toasting their new lives. Professionals and laborers, students and grandparents, Sri Lankans and foreigners. The coordinated attacks on Sri Lankan hotels and churches on Easter Sunday brought to a sudden, brutal end the lives of more than 350 people.
Among the dead were a family of five who were attending Mass as they did most Sundays. On Tuesday, their family held a joint funeral, the coffins of a mother, father, their two young daughters and infant son lined up in a row.
These are the victims of the Sri Lanka attacks . . .
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