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Flags lowered to half-staff in Pennsylvania

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 23, 2016 11:22 AM
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Visitors to the Washington Monument walk under flags flying at half-staff early Wednesday, March 23, 2016, honoring the victims of the Brussels attacks, in Washington. In the background is the Lincoln Memorial. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

(Harrisburg) -- Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all U.S. and Commonwealth flags at the Capitol complex and other public buildings lowered to half-staff as a mark of respect for the victims of the terror attacks in Belgium. 

The move is being made in accordance with a presidential proclamation.

Wolf extended deepest condolences" on behalf of all Pennsylvanians to those affected by what he called "these horrific acts of violence." 

Authorities say Tuesday's attacks by Islamic extremists killed 34 people, including three suicide bombers, and injured 270 others. 

Flags will return to full-staff at sunset on March 26, 2016 per President Obama's order. 

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