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Bardo Museum reopens with symbolic ceremony and march against terrorism

Bardo museum held the ceremonial reopening which featured a performance from children, while several thousand Tunisians and foreign visitors marched in Tunis to show solidarity with the Bardo victims.

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Bardo Museum which was attacked by gunmen claiming alliance with Islamic State last Wednesday has reopened amidst a symbolic ceremony and march.

Al Jazeera reports that several thousand Tunisians and foreign visitors to an international forum marched in the capital Tunis to show solidarity with the Bardo victims.

Tunisians carrying national flags and waving "Visit Tunisia" signs gathered outside the museum, where dignitaries were invited under tight security to a symbolic reopening with an orchestra playing inside the museum hall.

The march is seen as symbolic for Tunisia as the country is keen to show it can recover from the attack which threatens to damage tourism and mar the country's young democracy 4 years after the 2011 uprising ended the one-party rule of Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.

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2 Tunisians had opened fire outside the Bardo museum last week killing 20 foreign tourists who included Japanese, Spanish, Italians and Colombians. The men were later shot by security operatives while some other people were eventually arrested in connection with the attack.

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