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Anniversary of Dražgoše battle marked

Dražgoše, 12 January - Several thousand people made the pilgrimage to the village of Dražgoše in north-west Slovenia on Sunday to attend a ceremony marking the 78th anniversary of a battle that is seen as one of the defining events of WWII on Slovenian soil.

Dražgoše
Several thousand people make a pilgrimage to attend a ceremony marking the 78th anniversary of the WWII battle of Dražgoše.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Dražgoše
Several thousand people make a pilgrimage to attend a ceremony marking the 78th anniversary of the WWII battle of Dražgoše.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Dražgoše
Several thousand people make a pilgrimage to attend a ceremony marking the 78th anniversary of the WWII battle of Dražgoše.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Dražgoše
Several thousand people make a pilgrimage to attend a ceremony marking the 78th anniversary of the WWII battle of Dražgoše.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Dražgoše
Several thousand people make a pilgrimage to attend a ceremony marking the 78th anniversary of the WWII battle of Dražgoše.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Dražgoše
Several thousand people make a pilgrimage to attend a ceremony marking the 78th anniversary of the WWII battle of Dražgoše.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Dražgoše
Senior officials attend a ceremony marking the 78th anniversary of the WWII battle of Dražgoše, including (left to right) Infrastructure Minister Alenka Bratušek, Speaker Dejan Židan, President Borut Pahor and Defence Minister Karl Erjavec.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Dražgoše
President Borut Pahor (right) and Infrastructure Minister Alenka Bratušek (left) attend a ceremony marking the 78th anniversary of the battle of Dražgoše, a major WWII turning point.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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