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75th anniversary of Nanjing Massacre commemorated (2)

(Xinhua)  16:55, December 13, 2012

Chrysanthemums are presented in front of a memorial wall on which names of the Nanjing Massacre victims are engraved at the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, Dec. 13, 2012, to mark the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre. (Xinhua/Li Ke)

In a keynote speech at the rally, Yang Weize, secretary of the Nanjing Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, said, "It (the Nanjing Massacre) is the darkest part in modern civilization for human beings."

"As we review history and mourn the dead," Yang said, "we engrave the lesson in our minds 'falling behind will suffer beating, only development can make us strong.'"

People from the United States, Canada, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Greece, Nepal, the Republic of Korea and Japan attended the rally held at a square in front of the Memorial Hall of the Victims for the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders.

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