Image: Bosnian Muslim woman Hamida Avdic
Amel Emric  /  AP
Bosnian Muslim woman Hamida Avdic stands near one of three trucks loaded with caskets of Srebrenica massacre victims, near Visoko city morgue, Bosnia, on Saturday.
updated 7/9/2011 4:37:03 PM ET 2011-07-09T20:37:03

Hundreds of people have lined Sarajevo's main street as trucks bearing 613 coffins carrying victims' remains pass through to Srebrenica, where the victims of Europe's worst massacre since World War I will be buried.

Whispered Muslim prayers turned louder and mixed with sobbing when the three trucks appeared Saturday, slowly approaching the Bosnian Presidency building where they stopped for a few minutes.

The weeping crowd tucked flowers into canvas covering the trucks as they drove slowly down a street sprinkled with rose water.

The 613 sets of remains, found in mass graves and identified through DNA tests, will be buried at a memorial center near Srebrenica on Monday — the 16th anniversary of the massacre in which more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed.

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