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New Zealand marks one week since mosque attack with prayers, headscarves

By Tom Westbrook CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) – New Zealanders on Friday marked one week since a mass shooting killed 50 Muslim worshippers in the South Island city of Christchurch, holding nationwide prayers and wearing headscarves to show their support for the devastated community. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will join an estimated 5,000 people standing quietly at Hagley Park in front of the Al Noor mosque, where most of the victims died. The Muslim call to prayer at 1.30 p.m. (0030 GMT) will be broadcast nationally, followed by two minutes of silence. Ardern, who swiftly denounced the attack as terrorism, announced […]

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