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Flags at half-mast to honour victims of attacks in Norway

Flags were at half-mast in Finland on Sunday starting at 8 AM in mourning and respect for the victims of Friday's attacks in Norway.

Suruliputus Yleisradion Ison Pajan pääovella.
Image: YLE

The Ministry of the Interior ordered that flags on government buildings and state facilities be flown at half-mast for the day, and recommended the same observances to homeowners and the private sector.

Over the past decade, the Finnish flag has been flown at half-mast in sympathy with the victims of tragedies in other countries on at least three occasions. All have been related to terrorist attacks.

These have included the attacks in the USA in 2001, the train bombings in Madrid in 2004 and bomb attacks in London in 2005.

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