One Million Bones on the National Mall Shed Light on Genocide Around the World (photos)
Thousands of volunteers, dressed in white, gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., June 8 through June 11, to create a powerful visible protest against genocide and to raise awareness of mass atrocities in Sudan, Burma, Somalia, Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. One million bones, crafted by artists, students and activists from around the world were laid out as a striking symbol of our common humanity. The field of bones between Third and Seventh Streets was evocative of a mass grave. The project was inspired by New Mexico-based artist Naomi Natale. The bones were hand-crafted by 100,000 persons from every state and 30 countries from clay, plaster, paper and other materials.
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