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September 23, 2013 at 7:59 PM

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Seattle vigil held for victims of Kenya mall slayings


MARCUS YAM / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Diana Muhoho, draped in the flag of Kenya, lights a candle during a vigil organized by local East Africans, mostly Kenyans, to mourn innocent lives lost and also pray for the wounded and those held hostage in the standoff at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at Westlake Park, in Seattle.

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Asha Mohamed, right, leads the prayer during a vigil to mourn innocent lives lost, and pray for those wounded and those who are still held hostages in the standoff at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

MARCUS YAM / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Mille Ajuang, left, weeps for her 65 year old uncle who passed away during the standoff at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, at a vigil organized by local East African community members, mostly Kenyans, to mourn the lives lost, the people wounded and those who are still held hostage. Ajuang last saw her uncle five years ago, and on early Sunday morning, she received the bad news. "I disconnected the phone because it didn't make sense to me," she said.

MARCUS YAM / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Pastor Elizabeth Itegi, of the Tabernacle Temple of Praise Worship Center, leads a prayer at a vigil to mourn innocent lives lost, and also to pray for those wounded and those who are still held hostage in the standoff at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

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