Thousands mark 1916 Easter Rising





Nationalists and republicans have been staging Easter Rising commemorations. Thousands of people lined Dublin's O'Connell Street for a military parade, including an Irish Air Corps fly-past.

The ceremony was attended by Irish President Mary McAleese and taoiseach Bertie Ahern, along with Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

The events mark the attempt in 1916 to seize Dublin from British imperial forces. The rebellion was put down with many ringleaders captured and executed.


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