Commemoration

Women hold pictures of protesters who were killed in clashes with police during recent demonstrations as they take part in a commemerative procession in central Kiev on February 26, 2014. Ukraine's pro-Western interim leaders were set to unveil their new cabinet today after disbanding the feared riot police as they sought to build confidence in the splintered and economically ravaged ex-Soviet nation.

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Women hold pictures of protesters who were killed in clashes with police during recent demonstrations as they take part in a commemerative procession in central Kiev on Wednesday. Ukraine’s pro-Western interim leaders were set to unveil their new cabinet today after disbanding the feared riot police as they sought to build confidence in the splintered and economically ravaged ex-Soviet nation.

A woman attends a gathering at the "Yama" memorial in the centre of Minsk. Belarus. This marks the 70th anniversary of the destroying of Minsk's ghetto during World War Two, when several hundred thousand Jews were slaughtered.

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A woman attends a gathering at the Yama memorial in the centre of Minsk to mark the 70th anniversary of the destruction of the ghetto in the Belarus capital during the second world war, when several hundred thousand Jews were killed

A man walks through the 9/11 Empty Sky memorial at sunrise across from New York's Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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A man walks through the 9/11 Empty Sky memorial at sunrise across from New York’s Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Afghan guards of honour carry a wreath during a ceremony commemorating the 12th anniversary of Ahmad Shah Massoud's death in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghans honour the ethnic Tajik rebel leader who was slain by al-Qaida suicide bombers posing as journalists, two days before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

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Afghan guards of honour carry a wreath during a ceremony commemorating the 12th anniversary of Ahmad Shah Massoud’s death in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghans honour the ethnic Tajik rebel leader who was slain by al-Qaeda suicide bombers posing as journalists, two days before the September 11, 2001 attacks.

North Korean senior military officials arrive for the opening ceremony of the Cemetery of Fallen Fighters of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in Pyongyang as part of celebrations ahead of the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War.

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North Korean senior military officials arrive for the opening ceremony of the Cemetery of Fallen Fighters of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) in Pyongyang as part of celebrations ahead of the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War. Read more