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25th anniversary of Pan Am flight 103 bombing

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Memorial services were held to remember those killed in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Scotland 25 years ago.

In Virginia, hundreds of people gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to pay their respects.

The flight, which was bound for JFK airport, exploded less than an hour after takeoff from London

Many of the 270 victims were American college students flying home for Christmas.

The sound of a bagpipe filled the air at a simultaneous ceremony in Lockerbie, Scotland.

The family members of victims placed wreaths at the memorial constructed in the town where Pan Am 103 exploded and crashed.

The attack, carried out by agents of Libya’s former ruler Muammar Gaddafi, remains the deadliest terrorist attack to have taken place in the United Kingdom.

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