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Memorial garden obelisk installed


The obelisk commemorates the victims of the atrocity

A glass obelisk has been installed on the site of the Omagh bomb.

The monument - part of a new Garden of Light - will be unveiled on the tenth anniversary of the atrocity next month (15 August).

It consists of seven glass sheets laminated together, each weighing a tonne.

They were lifted into place in the County Tyrone town under the watchful eye of the artist who who designed it, Sean Hillen, on Sunday.

At times this has been a controversial process. The victims' families were absent when the design was unveiled.

And an independent team of facilitators was brought in to resolve a row over what words would be used to accompany the memorial.

Work is continuing to complete the Garden of Light.

Twenty-nine people and unborn twins were murdered in the 1998 attack, carried out by the Real IRA.

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