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UK Ceremonies Mark 20th Anniversary Of Lockerbie

LONDON (AP) – Ceremonies are being held in the Scottish town of Lockerbie to mark the 20th anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in which 270 people were killed.

More than 150 people are attending a wreath-laying ceremony Sunday at Lockerbie’s Dryfesdale Cemetery, which has a memorial stone for those who died in the attack.

Two churches in the area are holding services to coincide with the moment the plane came down, just after 1900GMT on Dec. 21 1988.

All 259 people on board the flight from Heathrow to New York were killed when a bomb exploded on the plane as it flew over Lockerbie. Another 11 people died on the ground.

Services are also being held at Heathrow Airport in London and in the United States.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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