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Amid horror, Sri Lanka church still shows beauty

Updated : 2019-04-27 13:59:08

The smell of death is everywhere in St. Sebastian's Church, where a suicide bomber blew himself up on Easter Sunday. From inside, you see destruction wherever you look. But from outside the church, if you ignore the police tape and if you’re standing far enough away, you might think nothing had happened there at all.

A bird flies over St. Sebastian's Church, where a suicide bomber blew himself up on Easter Sunday in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka.  (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A bird flies over St. Sebastian's Church, where a suicide bomber blew himself up on Easter Sunday in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka.  (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Sunlight streams in from gaping holes at St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Sunlight streams in from gaping holes at St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Sunlight streams in from gaping holes, as a surveyor works at St. Sebastian's Church. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Sunlight streams in from gaping holes, as a surveyor works at St. Sebastian's Church. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A Sri Lankan policewoman looks at the damage inside St. Sebastian's Church, one of the sites of Easter Sunday's bombings, in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka.  (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A Sri Lankan policewoman looks at the damage inside St. Sebastian's Church, one of the sites of Easter Sunday's bombings, in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka.  (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A statue of St. James stands on a wall speckled with fragments of shrapnel at St. Sebastian's Church, where a suicide bomber blew himself up in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A statue of St. James stands on a wall speckled with fragments of shrapnel at St. Sebastian's Church, where a suicide bomber blew himself up in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A surveyor walks inside the damaged St. Sebastian's Church where a suicide bomber blew himself up on Sunday Easter in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A surveyor walks inside the damaged St. Sebastian's Church where a suicide bomber blew himself up on Sunday Easter in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Sri Lankan policemen keep vigil at St. Sebastian's Church, where a suicide bomber blew himself up on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Sri Lankan policemen keep vigil at St. Sebastian's Church, where a suicide bomber blew himself up on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A statue of St. Jude stands on a wall speckled with fragments of shrapnel at St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A statue of St. Jude stands on a wall speckled with fragments of shrapnel at St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A statue of Jesus Christ stands on the altar of St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka.  (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A statue of Jesus Christ stands on the altar of St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka.  (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A policeman stands guard, as surveyors work at St. Sebastian's Church, where a suicide bomber blew himself up on Easter Sunday in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A policeman stands guard, as surveyors work at St. Sebastian's Church, where a suicide bomber blew himself up on Easter Sunday in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Catholic priests walk outside St. Sebastian's Church, where a suicide bomber blew himself up on Easter Sunday in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka.  (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Catholic priests walk outside St. Sebastian's Church, where a suicide bomber blew himself up on Easter Sunday in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka.  (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A stained-glass window stands broken at Sebastian's Church, where a suicide bomber blew himself up on Easter Sunday in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A stained-glass window stands broken at Sebastian's Church, where a suicide bomber blew himself up on Easter Sunday in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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