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Preparations are underway in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo for Saturday's big ceremony to mark the centenary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip, the event that ignited World War I. (June 27)

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Sarajevo - 26 June 2014

1. Wide of stage being set up on corner where assassination happened and nearby Latin Bridge

2. Worker building stage

3. Close photo of Ferdinand's convoy just before assassination, from the gallery of the museum

4. Museum close to site of the assassination in 1914 of the heir to the Austrian-Hungarian throne, Franz Ferdinand, with large billboard for centennial exhibition showing assassinated Franz Ferdinand, and his killer, Bosnian Serb Gavrilo Princip, billboard reading: (English) "The street corner that started the 20th century, 1914-1918"

5. People looking at pictures in Museum window

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FILE: Sarajevo - 28 June 1914

6. Zoom into STILL of Gavrilo Princip being apprehended

FILE: Sarajevo - 15 June 1914

7. STILL of Archduke Ferdinand with Duchess Sophie

Pan of stage being prepared for centennial ceremony

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Sarajevo - 26 June 2014

8. Director of the centennial show, Joseph Zimet

9. Billboard reading: (English) "WWI, 100 years Sarajevo, Sarajevo Assassination June 28th 1914"

10. Tourists gathered outside museum

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Joseph Zimet, French director of European centennial project in Sarajevo

Sarajevo - 27 June 2014

12. Various of ceremony

13. Statue of Princip being unveiled

14. Various of statue

15. NATSOUND (Serbian) Ljubisa Cosic, director of organisational board of the Serb centennial ceremony

Vienna - 27 June 2014

16. Wide of uniform on display

17. Close up of Franz Ferdinand portrait

18. Various of car used by Archduke Franz Ferdinand at the time of his assassination, on display in museum

19. Various of bloodstained shirt

20. Mid of pistols on display

21. SOUNDBITE (English) Christian Ortner, Director of Austrian Army Museum:

22. Various of other artifacts

23. Officials shaking hands in front of car

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

WORKERS ARE PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON SARAJEVO'S LATIN BRIDGE. IT WAS HERE A HUNDRED YEARS AGO THAT AN ASSASSINATION SPARKED A WORLD WAR.

ON SATURDAY, THE BOSNIAN CAPITAL WILL HOLD A SYMBOLIC SHOW--RECREATING THE EVENTS OF 1914. THE DAY THAT GAVRILO PRINCIP PULLED THE TRIGGER--KILLING THE HEIR TO THE THRONE--ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND AND HIS WIFE SOPHIE.

A FRENCH ARTIST IS DIRECTING THE CENTENNIAL PROJECT. HE LIKENS THE POLITICAL DIVIDES IN BOSNIA TO THE HISTORIC STRUGGLES BETWEEN HIS NATIVE FRANCE AND NEIGHBORING GERMANY.

SOUNDBITE (English) Joseph Zimet, French director of European centennial project in Sarajevo

"We fought three wars at the end of 19th century, two wars in the 20th century, but now we are strategic partners for Europe. So, the message here is about the future, is maybe about also entering EU (European Union) for Bosnia. (EDIT) And, of course, it is about peace and reconciliation."

THE COMMEMORATION WILL INCLUDE THE LEADERS OF AUSTRIA AND HUNGARY, AS WELL AS A DELEGATION FROM THE U-S.

SERBIANS ARE HOLDING THEIR OWN CEREMONIES. FRIDAY THEY UNVEILED A STATUE TO PRINCIP. THE YOUNG SERB NATIONALIST ADVOCATED THE UNIFICATION OF BOSNIA AND SERBIA.

(NATSOUND (Serbian) Ljubisa Cosic, director of organisational board of the Serb centennial ceremony)

THE HEAD OF THE SERBIAN CEREMONY SAYS PRINCIP IS A PRIDE OF THE SERB'S PAST.

MEANWHILE, OTHER ARTIFACTS FROM THE ASSASSINATION ARE ON DISPLAY IN AUSTRIA.

VIENNA'S AUSTRIAN ARMY MUSEUM IS SHOWING THE CAR ARCHDUKE FERDINAND WAS RIDING IN WHEN HE WAS KILLED. A BULLET HOLE CLEARLY VISIBLE.

VISITORS CAN ALSO SEE THE BLOODSTAINED SHIRT WORN BY FERDINAND AND GUNS USED BY PRINCIP.

SOUNDBITE (English) Christian Ortner, Director of Austrian Army Museum:

"Of course these items are more than 100 years old and it's a really, really hard challenge to keep them in a very good condition. Therefore, we decided to have only the uniform on permanent display and the shirt is only shown for two weeks per year."

ARTIFACTS AIMED AT KEEPING THE LESSONS OF THE PAST RELEVANT FOR MODERN TIMES.

MF. AP.

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