Vigil Planned for National Mall 1 Million Bones Instillation

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One million handmade replicas of human bones are laid out on the National Mall as a symbolic mass grave and a call to action to end genocide. (Photo credit: Heather Curtis/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

One million handmade replicas of human bones are laid out on the National Mall as a symbolic mass grave and a call to action to end genocide. (Photo credit: Heather Curtis/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — A candlelight vigil will be held on the National Mall alongside an artistic instillation of bones calling for action to end genocide.

Thousands of volunteers placed 1 million handmade replicas of human bones on the National Mall on Saturday as a symbolic mass grave and a call to action to end genocide.

The instillation is meant to honor those who died in genocides and those still fighting to survive. Organizers are focused on killings in Sudan, South Sudan, Congo, Myanmar and Somalia.

Artist Naomi Natale designed the installation and led students, artists and activists in creating the bones, which are made of clay, paper, glass, steel and other materials. Natale organized more than 100 installations nationwide, leading up to the Washington event.

A candlelight vigil begins Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The artistic installation will be on view through Monday.

One million handmade replicas of human bones are laid out on the National Mall as a symbolic mass grave and a call to action to end genocide. (Photo credit: Heather Curtis/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

One million handmade replicas of human bones are laid out on the National Mall as a symbolic mass grave and a call to action to end genocide. (Photo credit: Heather Curtis/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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