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Last Updated: Monday, 21 January 2008, 16:02 GMT
Buttons depict Holocaust victims

An art installation using more than six million buttons to symbolise the victims of the Holocaust has been unveiled at a London shopping centre.

The work by Leeds-based artist, Antonia Stowe, depicts the industrial scale of the genocide which saw millions of Jews killed during World War II.

Entitled '6 Million +', it also commemorates those killed in recent genocides in the Balkans and Africa.

It is being displayed at Brent Cross in north London until 1 February.

Opening the exhibition on Monday, the Mayor of Barnet Maureen Braun, said it was "an extremely moving and visual way of appreciating the full horror of what happened during the Holocaust".

"I invite residents to reflect with me on the horrors of the last century and look forward with hope for the future," she said.



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