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AIDS Day 

The ceremony was one of many events around the state for the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day, a day when individuals and organizations from around the world come together to bring attention to the global AIDS situation.

Maine Medical Center in Portland hosted a memorial service in honor of people who have died of AIDS and others who are living with the disease.

According to the governor’s office, more than 1,200 people in Maine have been diagnosed as having AIDS.