Drowned Syrian boys' aunt wants to bring family to Canada; 'a wake-up call for the world'

September 5, 2015 10:09 PM

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Tima Kurdi, center, aunt of late brothers Alan and Ghalib Kurdi, releases a balloon in memory of the boys after a memorial service in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. The body of 3-year-old Alan was found on a Turkish beach after the small rubber boat he, his 5-year-old brother and their mother, Rehanna, were in capsized during a voyage from Turkey to Greece. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Dozens of white balloons drifted over Vancouver's harbor on Saturday to honor the young Syrian boys whose deaths at sea sparked worldwide outrage about the refugee crisis.

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