REMEMBERING THE DEAD: Thousands of red chairs lined the main street of Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Friday(April 6). One for each victim, 11,541 empty red chairs were set up to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the siege of Sarajevo and the start of the Bosnian war in 1992. -WSJ-

Photos of the Day: April 6

REMEMBERING THE DEAD: Thousands of red chairs lined the main street of Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Friday(April 6). One for each victim, 11,541 empty red chairs were set up to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the siege of Sarajevo and the start of the Bosnian war in 1992. -WSJ-

And that happened right before our very eyes in Europe...  "Bosnian parliament building burns after being hit by Serbian tank fire during the Siege of Sarajevo."

And that happened right before our very eyes in Europe... "Bosnian parliament building burns after being hit by Serbian tank fire during the Siege of Sarajevo."

Bosnian War was an international armed conflict that took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina between 1 March 1992 and 14 December 1995. The war involved several factions.

Bosnian War was an international armed conflict that took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina between 1 March 1992 and 14 December 1995. The war involved several factions.

Cellist Vedran Smailovic breaks down in tears after playing a requiem to a dead friend at Hero’s Cemetery, where Bosnian fighters were buried during the siege of Sarajevo in 1992.

Cellist Vedran Smailovic breaks down in tears after playing a requiem to a dead friend at Hero’s Cemetery, where Bosnian fighters were buried during the siege of Sarajevo in 1992.

Siege of Sarajevo:  More than 10,000 people were killed during the siege of Sarajevo which began in 1992 and lasted over three and a half years. Here Zimeta Smaic (left) and family members cry as a relative is evacuated from Sarajevo State Hospital, 30 April 1994. Photograph by Peter Northall/Associated Press.

Siege of Sarajevo: More than 10,000 people were killed during the siege of Sarajevo which began in 1992 and lasted over three and a half years. Here Zimeta Smaic (left) and family members cry as a relative is evacuated from Sarajevo State Hospital, 30 April 1994. Photograph by Peter Northall/Associated Press.

Meliha Vareshanovic walks proudly and defiantly to work in the dangerous suburb of Dobrinja during the siege of Sarajevo.  Tom Stoddart

Walking tall in the face of danger: The picture of woman in make-up and heels who inspired Angelina Jolie with her defiance and pride as she refused to cower to gunmen during the Balkans war

Meliha Vareshanovic walks proudly and defiantly to work in the dangerous suburb of Dobrinja during the siege of Sarajevo. Tom Stoddart

20 years after the siege Sarajevo hosts a concert in memory of those killed.

20 years after the siege Sarajevo hosts a concert in memory of those killed.

The historic Bascarsija neighborhood of Sarajevo, near the Gazi Husrev Beg Mosque. This neighborhood, destroyed during the early 90's siege of Sarajevo, has been reconstructed and remains a central neighborhood for tourists and locals alike, filled with galleries and coffee shops.http://luttonm.photoshelter.com/

The historic Bascarsija neighborhood of Sarajevo, near the Gazi Husrev Beg Mosque. This neighborhood, destroyed during the early 90's siege of Sarajevo, has been reconstructed and remains a central neighborhood for tourists and locals alike, filled with galleries and coffee shops.http://luttonm.photoshelter.com/

A number of craters left by fatal mortar strikes have been filled with red resin to remember those lost during the Siege of Sarajevo

A number of craters left by fatal mortar strikes have been filled with red resin to remember those lost during the Siege of Sarajevo

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