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Massive art installation in Washington, D.C., calls attention to genocide

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Rochelle Campbell places bones, crafted by students, artists and activists, in place on the lawn of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on June 8, during a massive installation called One Million Bones. The installation is meant to symbolize a mass grave and is a visible petition for bold action toward an end to genocide and mass atrocities.

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Volunteers fan out to display bones and skulls made out of paper and plaster as part of the One Million Bones art installation, led by artist Naomi Natale. The project mobilized artists and students around the world to create the bones in order to bring attention to genocide and mass atrocities.

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Isabella Campbell, 3, from New York City, carries crafted human bones to be laid in place on the lawn of the National Mall.

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Bones made of paper and plaster wait in piles to be laid out as part of the One Million Bones art installation.