Bosnia’s capital marks 20 years since war started
Display of 11,541 red chairs used to represent the dead
Bosnians walked silently and sobbed on Sarajevo’s main street, leaving flowers and gifts on 11,541 red chairs arranged in seemingly endless rows - the number representing the men, women, and children killed in a siege that ended up being the longest of a city in modern history. Sarajevo marked the 20th anniversary of the start of the Bosnian war Friday. Exhibitions, concerts, and performances were held, but the impact of the empty chairs reduced many to tears.