Russian President Vladimir Putin lays flowers during a wreath-laying ceremony in the Alexander Garden near the Kremlin wall in Moscow to mark the 75th anniversary of the Nazi German invasion into the then Soviet Union territory on 22 June 1941
Indian dancers perform a fire breathing act during a procession to mark the 661st anniversary of the birth of Hindu guru Bawa Lal Dayal Maharaj in Amritsar
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Sri Lankan military personnel march during an Independence Day parade rehearsal in Colombo. Sri Lanka is preparing to mark the 68th anniversary of independence from Britain on Thursday
Iranian demonstrators carry banners and national flags outside the former US embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday, during a demonstration marking the anniversary of its storming by student protesters that triggered a hostage crisis in 1979
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People release 88 doves as political leaders and families of victims of the Bali bombings gathered on Sydney’s Coogee Beach to mark the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attack that killed 88 Australians.
A man jogs past a row of American flags that have been lowered to half staff on the Washington Monument grounds, near the US Capitol Hill. Friday marks the fourteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks when terrorists high jacked airliners and flew them in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Kazakh women wearing traditional costumes play on a swing during celebrations marking the 550th anniversary of Kazakh statehood in central Astana
People gather at the “Tribute in Light” in Lower Manhattan, New York, September 9, 2015. The tribute was lit two days ahead of the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks
A female militia phalanx attends a grand ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Tibet Autonomous Region at the square of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region on Tuesday
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Doves fly above members of the audience at the end of a military parade at Tiananmen Square in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan and the end of World War II. China kicked off a huge military ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Japan’s defeat in World War II on September 3, as major Western leaders
Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, protest along West Florrisant Street in Ferguson, Missouri. Mare than 100 people were arrested today during protests in Ferguson and the St. Louis area.
An elderly Hiroshima resident lights the candle of her grand daughter’s paper lantern to prepare for a lantern procession to comfort souls of victims killed by the atomic bomb in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Peace Park, in Hiroshima, Japan.
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A North Korean soldier watches as fireworks explode, today in Pyongyang, North Korea as part of celebrations for the 62nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War.
North Korean tourist poses with a souvenir pillow decorated with an portrait of Kim Jong-un in front of a poster showing Vladimir Putin and a bear at the Victory park in Moscow, Russia. On Saturday Russia will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Soviet Union and it’s Allies over Nazi Germany in WWII
A snack and fruit vendor waits for customers near the advertisement board of a shopping mall and apartment building in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The country is set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War on Thursday
People release yellow balloons during a ceremony to commemorate the first anniversary of South Korea‘s Sewol ferry disaster. The southern island of Jindo is the closest landfall to the site where the Sewol sank.
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Police officers observe a minute of silence on March 11, 2015 in Ukedo, Fukushima prefecture. Japan commemorates the fourth anniversary of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that claimed more than 18,000 lives, and subsequent nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
Jock VI, the current cat in residence at Chartwell, on a memorial bench during a preview of Death of a Hero exhibition at Winston Churchill’s Chartwell family home on Friday. The National Trust’s Chartwell is commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death with the exhibition
Protesters show symbolical red cards during a protest against President Miloš Zeman in Prague, Czech Republic. The country is marking the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a special session of the German parliament to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall at the Bundestag in Berlin, on Friday