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Big bell's birthday Bern celebrates the 400th anniversary of its big bell

On September 14, 1611 Bern cathedral’s big bell was cast. It was rung by hand until the mid-20th century, when the mechanism was automated, after a ringer was killed by the clapper. In autumn 2011 Bern cathedral celebrated the 400th anniversary of the ten-ton bell. (SF/swissinfo)

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