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AP PHOTOS: Lockerbie bombing victims remembered

Sunday - 12/22/2013, 12:04pm  ET

Bag piper Ray Bilter, plays “Amazing Grace” near the Pan Am Flight 103 memorial cairn at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va. on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, during a memorial service to mark the 25th anniversary of the bombing of the Pan Am Flight 103 that crashed over Lockerbie, Scotland. New York bound Pan Am flight 103 exploded over the southern Scottish town on the evening of Dec. 21, 1988, killing 270 people aboard the plane and on the ground. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The Associated Press

Twenty-five years ago, Pan Am 103, a New York-bound flight from London, exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 259 people aboard the plane, and 11 others on the ground.

Memorial services were held Saturday in the United States, Scotland and England as families remembered the terror attack's victims. Many of the dead were American college students flying home for Christmas.

Bagpipes sounded and wreaths were laid in the Scottish town of Lockerbie and mourners gathered for a moment of silence at London's Westminster Abbey. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told victims' relatives at Arlington National Cemetery that they should take comfort in their unity even if time cannot erase their loss.

Here's a collection of images from that catastrophic day in 1988 and from this weekend's services.

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