Seattle Iraqi community commemorates bombing victims

A man lights a candle at a vigil for Iraq at Westlake Park Wednesday night. (Photo by Chloe Collyer)
A man lights a candle at a vigil for Iraq at Westlake Park Wednesday night. (Photo by Chloe Collyer)

The Iraqi Community Center organized a vigil at Westlake Park in Seattle Wednesday, in memory of those who lost their lives in the July 2 bombing in Baghdad that killed hundreds.

Organizers expected about 100 people to come to the vigil, which fell on the first day of Eid al-Fitr. Attendees displayed Iraqi flags and lit candles in honor of the victims.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the bomb that destroyed a shopping center, which exploded in the evening as people were gathering there to shop and eat after the daily Ramadan fast. The death toll as a result of the attack has risen to more than 250, according to the BBC.

(Photo by Chloe Collyer)
(Photo by Chloe Collyer)
(Photo by Chloe Collyer)
(Photo by Chloe Collyer)
(Photo by Chloe Collyer)
(Photo by Chloe Collyer)
(Photo by Chloe Collyer)
(Photo by Chloe Collyer)
(Photo by Chloe Collyer)
(Photo by Chloe Collyer)
(Photo by Chloe Collyer)
A woman hands out pamphlets to passersby at a vigil commemorating the victims of the July 2 Baghdad bombing. (Photo by Chloe Collyer)
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