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Hundreds of candles had been lit and placed around the grounds of the church.
Every year, suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages.
The candles ceremony was
among many events held around the world to mark the annual day, including cycling, making banners and taking a minute to reach out to someone to change the course of their life.
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