Bosnia marks start of peaceful century, where First World War started 100 years ago

June 28, 2014 6:45 PM

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Bosnia marks start of peaceful century, where First World War started 100 years ago

SARAJEVO -- Artists and diplomats declared a new century of peace and unity in Europe on Saturday in the city where the first two shots of World War I were fired exactly 100 years ago.

On June 28, 1914, the Austro-Hungarian crown prince Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo, where he had come to inspect his occupying troops in the empire's eastern province.

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