On July 22, 2011 there were two sequential attacks against the Norwegian government, the civilian population and a political summer camp in Utoya, claiming a total of 77 lives.
The first was a car bomb explosion in Oslo aimed at the center of government. The explosion killed eight people and injured at least 209, twelve of them seriously.
The second attack occurred less than two hours later at a summer camp on the island of Utoya. The camp was organized by the AUF, the youth division of the ruling Norwegian labour party. A gunman dressed in a police uniform, gained access to the island and opened fire at the participants, killing 69 of them, and injuring at least 110, 55 of them seriously; the 69th victim died in a hospital two days after the massacre.
It was the deadliest attack in Norway since World War II.
The Norwegian Police arrested Anders Breivik, a 32-year-old Norwegian right wing extremist, on Utoya island and charged him with both attacks. The trail took place between April 16th and June 22nd of 2012, and Breivik admitted to having carried out the actions he was accused of, but denied criminal guilt. But on August 24, 2012 Breivik was convicted as charged and sentenced to 21 years of preventive detention in prison.
These images try to highlight the beauty of Utoya and represent what he tried to, unsuccessfully, destroy.
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