A carpet in the form of a traditional Bosnian rug made up of 25 thousand plastic bottle caps goes on display in Sarajevo for World Recycling Day.
Former Bosnian military commander Naser Oric, hailed by supporters as the heroic “defender of Srebrenica”, is acquitted of war crimes during the country’s 1990s conflict. The ruling sparked mixed reactions in the country deeply divided along ethnic lines — slammed by ethnic Serbs as an “amnesty for war crimes” and welcomed by Muslims as the “final victory of justice”. IMAGES
As politicians embark on their final days of campaigning for Bosnian elections on Sunday, there is one small corner of the country where they cannot pass: Podgora, a poor hamlet fed up with the government’s broken promises. “You’ve been lying to us for years. No party is welcome in Podgora,” reads a white banner strung across the main square of the 700-person village, which lies some 30 kilometres (18 miles) from the capital Sarajevo.
For the past three months people have been gathering daily in the small Bosnian city of Banja Luka to demand “justice and truth” regarding the death of a young Serbian man, David Dragicevic, whose body was found in a stream in March. Police initially said his death was an accident, but David’s family has cried foul, unleashing a wave of protest unseen in Bosnia since 2014.
Since February, the famed 14th century Jewish manuscript known as the Sarajevo Haggadah has become more accessible to the public as the Sarajevo national museum puts it on display twice a week. However, the Sabbath prayers are scarcely attended as the Bosnian capital is now home to less than 1,000 Jews.
18 Bosnian children and their two music teachers set a Guinness World Record for the largest number of people performing a single composition on a piano, in Sarajevo. They trained for three months for this joint performance of a piece by French composer Albert Lavignac. The previous record was 18 people playing the same piece simultaneously in Italy in 2014.