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Praying for forgiveness in Rwanda

Published 7:31 PM ET, Fri April 11, 2014
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Family photos of victims of the 1994 Rwanda genocide hang inside the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in the country's capital of Kigali on April 5. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Alphonsine Mukamfizi, 42, who survived three attempts on her life and had to fake death to survive, poses at her home in Nyamata, a small town outside Kigali. The rest of her 11 family members were killed in the 1994 genocide. NOOR KHAMIS/REUTERS/LANDOV
Prisoners convicted of genocide are interviewed by a delegation from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum that visited a prison in Nyanza on April 3. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Rwandans worship during a Sunday service at the Chapel Mbyo on April 6 in Mybo. Some scholars say Christian leaders gave moral sanction to the genocide. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Teacher Alphonse Senyoni leads a class on history, politics and the 1994 genocide for former Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda combatants in Mutobo on April 10. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Thousands of people gather April 5 at the Kicukiro College of Technology in Kigali to commemorate the 2,000 people who were abandoned by United Nations troops during the 1994 genocide. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Ophelia Nyiramagumeri holds a rosary in Kigali. It was given to her by her nephew, who was killed in the 1994 genocide. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Skulls of victims from the genocide are displayed inside the Ntarama Catholic Church memorial on April 4 in Ntarama. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Bizimana Emmanuel, who was born two years before the genocide, is consoled by a woman during a public ceremony at Amahoro stadium in Kigali on April 7 to mark the 20th anniversary of the genocide. Ben Curtis/AP
Members of the Sainte-Famille Catholic Church congregation pray during a Sunday morning service in Kigali on April 6. The church was the scene of many killings during the 1994 genocide. Ben Curtis/AP
People hold a candlelight vigil at Amahoro Stadium in Kigali on April 7 during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the genocide. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images