In pictures: Sri Lanka blasts kills 290 at churches and hotels

A series of eight devastating bomb blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on Sunday.
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A relative of a Sri Lankan victim of an explosion at a church weeps outside a hospital in Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka on April 21, 2019.
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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe (C) arrives to visit the site of a bomb attack at St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade in Colombo on April 21, 2019.
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Security personnel inspect the interior of St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo on April 22, 2019, a day after the church was hit in series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.
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At least 290 are now known to have died in a series of bomb blasts that tore through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka, in the worst violence to hit the island since its devastating civil war ended a decade ago.
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A general view of the Kingsbury Hotel targeted earlier in the day by a blast in Colombo on April 21, 2019.
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Sri Lankan hospital workers transport a body on a trolley at a hospital morgue following an explosion at a church in Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka on April 21, 2019.
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A series of eight devastating bomb blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lankan Special Task Force (STF) personnel are pictured outside a house during a raid -- after a suicide blast had killed police searching the property -- in the Orugodawatta area of the capital Colombo on April 21, 2019, following a series of blasts in churches and hotels.
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Sri Lankan security forces secure the area around St. Anthony's Shrine after an explosion hit St Anthony's Church in Kochchikade on April 21, 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lankan officials inspect St Sebastians Church in Negombo north of Colombo after multiple explosions targeting churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on April 21 2019 in Negombo, Sri Lanka
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Sri Lankan security personnel keep watch outside the church premises following a blast at the St Anthonys Shrine in Kochchikade, Colombo on April 21 2019.