SARAJEVO: SCARRED BY SIEGE, A CITY ALLOWS ITSELF SOME HOPE

ALLOWS ITSELF SOME HOPE

On the sunny Monday when the downtown market area exploded, the people of Sarajevo fell back into the mourning that for three years they have rarely left. But on Wednesday, when the night sky brightened with bombs and the hills around the city rocked with destruction, grief gave way to joy. "I had lost hope that it would ever happen," said Alija Abaz, a modern-languages professor who woke to the sound of nato planes, scooped up his children and joined his wife at the apartment window to watch the smoky haze of the blasts turn orange and red over the city....

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