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Sydney Ends Week of Mourning as Victims are Laid to Rest

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Image: Flower Tributes For Sydney Siege Victims Removed From Martin Place
In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) Flowers are left as a sign of respect at Martin Place for deceased hostages Tori Johnnson and Katrina Dawson, on Dec. 23 in Sydney, Australia. Getty Images / Getty Images

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Flowers left by mourners in Sydney's Martin Place were cleared by State Emergency Service workers on Tuesday as a week-long mourning period came to an end. Thousands of wreaths were packed away to be delivered to the families of Tori Johnston and Katrina Dawson.

Image: Flowers and tributes are removed from memorial
State Emergency Service workers remove a tribute to the victims of the Sydney Lindt cafe siege, as they begin the process of removing flowers, at Martin Place, Sydney, Australia, Dec. 23.DAN HIMBRECHTS / EPA

Private memorial services were held for friends and families of the victims, along with public ceremonies in Martin Square.

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