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Thousands Expected To Honor Sikh Temple Victims

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) - Thousands of mourners plan to gather Friday morning to pay their final respects to the six worshippers gunned down by a white supremacist at their Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisc.
 
The service will include prayers and hymns and Attorney General Eric Holder will speak.
 
Afterward mourners will begin a traditional rite called "akhand path," a ceremony that involves a series of priests reading their holy book aloud from cover to cover. The process, which takes 48 hours, is intended to honor the memories of the six victims.
 
Forty-year-old Wade Michael Page opened fire at the Sikh Temple last Sunday, killing one woman and five men, including the temple president.
 
Page was then shot and killed by police.

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