Lockerbie marks 20th anniversary

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Pan Am Flight 103 was blown up over the town on 21 December 1988, claiming the lives of everyone on the plane and 11 local residents on the ground.

A number of "low key" ceremonies are taking place in the town in accordance with the wishes of the community.

A tribute is also planned in the US at the Lockerbie memorial in the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC.

Special "places to remember" are being opened in Lockerbie, with a wreath-laying ceremony taking place at the Dryfesdale Ceremony.

In the evening there will be services at both the Tundergarth and Dryfesdale Church.

A little after 1900 GMT the exact anniversary of the atrocity will be remembered.

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