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Rose petals and tears: Bosnians honor Srebrenica victims

  • Bosnian Muslim women touch the coffin of a relative among 127 coffins displayed at THE memorial centre of Potocari near Srebrenica, 150 kms north east of Sarajevo, Bosnia, Saturday, July 9, 2016, prior to their burial scheduled for Monday. Thousands of Bosnians raised their hands in prayer Saturday as a truck bearing 127 coffins passed through the capital on its way to Srebrenica, where the newly identified victims of Europe's worst massacre since World War II will be buried on the 21th anniversary of the crime. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

    Bosnian Muslim women touch the coffin of a relative among 127 coffins displayed at THE memorial centre of Potocari near Srebrenica, 150 kms north east of Sarajevo, Bosnia, Saturday, July 9, 2016, prior to their burial scheduled for Monday. Thousands of Bosnians raised their hands in prayer Saturday as a truck bearing 127 coffins passed through the capital on its way to Srebrenica, where the newly identified victims of Europe's worst massacre since World War II will be buried on the 21th anniversary of the crime. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bosnian Muslim people carry one of 127 coffins with identified victims of the Srebrenica massacre inside a memorial centre of Potocari near Srebrenica, 150 kms north east of Sarajevo, Bosnia, Saturday, July 9, 2016, prior to their burial scheduled for Monday. Thousands of Bosnians raised their hands in prayer Saturday as a truck bearing 127 coffins passed through the capital on its way to Srebrenica, where the newly identified victims of Europe's worst massacre since World War II will be buried on the 21th anniversary of the crime. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

    Bosnian Muslim people carry one of 127 coffins with identified victims of the Srebrenica massacre inside a memorial centre of Potocari near Srebrenica, 150 kms north east of Sarajevo, Bosnia, Saturday, July 9, 2016, prior to their burial scheduled for Monday. Thousands of Bosnians raised their hands in prayer Saturday as a truck bearing 127 coffins passed through the capital on its way to Srebrenica, where the newly identified victims of Europe's worst massacre since World War II will be buried on the 21th anniversary of the crime. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Bosnian Muslim woman touches the coffin of a relative, among 127 coffins displayed at thememorial centre of Potocari near Srebrenica, 150 kms north east of Sarajevo, Bosnia, Saturday, July 9, 2016, prior to their burial scheduled for Monday. Thousands of Bosnians raised their hands in prayer Saturday as a truck bearing 127 coffins passed through the capital on its way to Srebrenica, where the newly identified victims of Europe's worst massacre since World War II will be buried on the 21th anniversary of the crime. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

    A Bosnian Muslim woman touches the coffin of a relative, among 127 coffins displayed at thememorial centre of Potocari near Srebrenica, 150 kms north east of Sarajevo, Bosnia, Saturday, July 9, 2016, prior to their burial scheduled for Monday. Thousands of Bosnians raised their hands in prayer Saturday as a truck bearing 127 coffins passed through the capital on its way to Srebrenica, where the newly identified victims of Europe's worst massacre since World War II will be buried on the 21th anniversary of the crime. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)  (The Associated Press)

Thousands of Bosnians have raise their hands in prayer as a truck bearing 127 coffins passed through the capital on its way to Srebrenica, where the newly identified victims of Europe's worst massacre since World War II will be buried on the 21th anniversary of the crime.

The truck stopped Saturday in front of Bosnia's Presidency in Sarajevo, where residents, officials and ambassadors paid tribute. Many in the crowd wept and tucked flowers into the truck's canvas covering before it slowly drove down the street, covered in white rose petals.

The remains will be buried Monday next to over 6,000 other Srebrenica victims found previously in mass graves.

International courts have defined the Serb massacre of over 8,000 Muslim Bosnians at the end of Bosnia's 1992-95 war as genocide.