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Oswiecim (Poland) (AFP) - 17:16 GMT - AFP IS CLOSING THIS LIVE REPORT after dignitaries, Holocaust survivors and others gathered at Auschwitz-Birkenau's "Death Gate" to commemorate 70 years since the liberation of the infamous concentration camp. Survivors spoke tearfully of the horrors of life in the camp -- recalling the smell of burning flesh, the arbitrary violence and daily humiliation -- and exhorted the world to never again stand by and let xenophobia, racism and anti-Semitism go unchecked. Others warned that the virus of anti-Semitism was spreading once again, with a deadly attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris this month the latest in a string of anti-Semitic assaults in Europe. 17:01 GMT - Survivors honoured - Delegates to the ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz return to their seats after placing candles of remembrance.
BOSTON (AP) — A howling blizzard with wind gusts over 70 mph heaped snow on Boston along with other stretches of lower New England and Long Island on Tuesday but failed to live up to the hype in Philadelphia and New York City, where buses and subways started rolling again in the morning.