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One year on, Beslan still grieving -

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(generated from captions) There've been emotional scenes in the Russian town of Beslan where hundreds have gathered to commemorate those lost in the school siege one year ago. 331 people were killed, more than half of them children, when the 3-day hostage crisis ended in bloody shootout. Russia correspondent Emma Griffiths has returned to Beslan to file this report on a town still tormented by the tragedy. BELL TOLLS The school bell rang out one last time

to mark the moment that the militants attacked. Their victims are thought of as saints and the school gymnasium where they were held hostage is a shrine.

Zarina Zezutseva is mourning her niece, a 10-year-old girl. The family searched the mortuary for a month before her body was identified. "It can't get easier," she says, "It can't feel better after what we see everyday. "All of it presses upon us. "It's too hard." No-one can forget what happened here a year ago. On the first day of school, parents, teachers and students were seized by militants from a Chechen separatist group.

The siege ended in a battle with Russian forces. Most of the victims are buried in Beslan's new cemetery. Row upon row of victims attended by the bereaved, still sick with grief. This 15-year-old died on the third day of the siege. She left behind her parents and her sister, Inga. For some the grief has turned to anger. Beslan's new political force is a group of mothers who accuse the authorities of inaction and incompetence. "We turned out to be cannon fodder for the authorities. "They treated our children like small change "in their political ambitions." Some of their fury erupted on this anniversary, directed at the school's former principal. She's blamed for not protecting her students. Families had hoped that by now, some officials would have been brought to account, but still their questions remain unanswered and they have no faith that the three separate inquiries into the siege will reveal the truth. They're worried, too, that nothing has been done to prevent the militants from attacking again. The Chechen rebel leader who claimed responsibility for the siege is still at large. This video shows him and his fighters apparently preparing to seize the school. But amid the anger and pain, life goes on. This is the first baby born to fill a gap left by the tragedy. The brother he'll never know died in the siege. TRANSLATION: When we lost our child I didn't want to live. I lost interest in life. And then we decided to give birth to a child in his memory. He is some small hope that the town can move on. Emma Griffiths, Lateline.