Filipinos wave placards in the shape of bells in Balangiga, a day before a ceremony to return three bronze church bells taken by US troops more than a century ago. Photo: EPA

Joy as US-seized bells return to Philippine church

  • Tearful residents gather in Balangiga to welcome home three bells looted more than a century ago by vengeful American troops
  • Soldiers took the bells as trophies after razing the town and killing potentially thousands in retaliation for a surprise attack in 1901
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Filipinos wave placards in the shape of bells in Balangiga, a day before a ceremony to return three bronze church bells taken by US troops more than a century ago. Photo: EPA
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