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People bring flowers to the eternal flame on the memorial of the heroic defense of Sevastopol (1941-1942) as Crimeans celebrate the first anniversary of the referendum on Monday in Sevastopol, Crimea . Today marks the first anniversary of the referendum which resulted in the annexation of the territory by Russia

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People bring flowers to the eternal flame on the memorial of the heroic defense of Sevastopol (1941-1942) as Crimeans celebrate the first anniversary of the referendum on Monday in Sevastopol, Crimea . Today marks the first anniversary of the referendum which resulted in the annexation of the territory by Russia

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Conservator Lucy Ackland cleans Winston Churchill‘s memorial stone in Westminster Abbey on Thursday in London, England. Events, including a wreath laying ceremony at Westminster Abbey, are taking place this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death and state funeral of Britain’s wartime leader. 

Visitors lay flowers at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a fatal siege in the heart of Sydney's financial district

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Visitors lay flowers at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a fatal siege in the heart of Sydney’s financial district

Indian police personnel pay tribute at the memorial built in memory of victims killed in Mumbai terror attacks, on the sixth anniversay, in Mumbai, India, 26 November 2014. More than 160 people, including 26 foreign nationals, died in the three-day attack on Mumbai on 26 November 2008 by 10 gunmen, nine of whom were killed by security forces.

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Indian police pay tribute to the victims of the Mumbai terror attacks at a Mumbai memorial on Wednesday. More than 160 people, including 26 foreign nationals, died in the three-day attack six years ago

People gather to pay tribute to people who died in battles against Japan during World War II at the Aviation Martyr Memorial to commemorate the 69th anniversary of victory over Japan in World War II in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu province on September 3, 2014. Chinese President Xi Jinping and all six other members of the Politburo Standing Committee, the country's most powerful body, made a rare public appearance on September 3 to commemorate 69 years since Japan's surrender at the end of World War II. The ceremony was the first since Beijing earlier this year declared September 3 as a national day to mark Japan's defeat -- it signed the formal surrender on board the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945, with China celebrating the following day.

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People gather at the Aviation Martyr Memorial in Nanjing, east China‘s Jiangsu province, on Wednesday to commemorate those who died at the 69th anniversary of victory over Japan in the second world war

People walk in the rain in front of a Atomic Bomb Dome at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on the day of the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 2014 in Hiroshima, Japan. Japan marks the 69th anniversary of the first atomic bomb that was dropped by the United States on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, killing an estimated number of 70,000 people instantly with many thousands more dying over the following years from the effects of radiation. Three days later another atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, ending World War II.

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Visitors head to the 69th anniversary commemoration of the dropping of the atomic bomb, which in 1945 destroyed much of Hiroshima and three days later Nagasaki effectively ending the second world war. The ceremony took place on Wednesday in front of the atomic bomb dome at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Japan

Bosnian Muslim women cry near the coffin of their relative, which is one of the 175 coffins of newly identified victims from the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, in Potocari Memorial Center, near Srebrenica

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Bosnian Muslim women crouch over the coffin of a relative, one of 175 newly identified victims from the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, in Potocari Memorial Center, near Srebrenica

Chabad-Lubavitch Faithful Mark 20th Anniversary Of Lubavitcher Rebbe's Death At His Grave

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A visitor prays at the grave of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, at the Old Montefiore Cemetery in the Queens borough of New York

A Palestinian girl holds Turkish flags in Gaza Port on May 29, 2014 during the visit of Turkish ambassador in Palestine Mustafa Sarnic (unseen) to lay flowers at the memorial of martyrs from the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara, that was part of a flotilla trying to break the Gaza blockade, who were killed when Israeli naval commandos seized the ship in May 2010.

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A Palestinian girl holds Turkish flags in Gaza Port on Thursday during the visit of the Turkish ambassador in Palestine Sakir Torunlar to lay flowers at the memorial of the 10 activists killed aboard the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara in 2010 after it was boarded by Israeli forces

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Sri Lankans read a memorial for those killed in the decades-long conflict against the Tamil Tigers to mark National War Heroes Day in Colombo

Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Michael Bloomberg, Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton...President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, along with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton tour the Memorial Hall at the National September 11 Memorial Museum with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Thursday, May 15, 2014, in New York.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, along with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton tour the Memorial Hall at the National September 11 Memorial Museum with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Thursday 

Afghan children pose for a photograph holding images of victims of war during a memorial ceremony in front of the destroyed palace of Darul Aman in Kabul. Members of the Transitional Justice Group, survivors and civil society activists gathered to pay tribute to the memory of those killed during the last three decades of war in Afghanistan.

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Afghan children pose for a photograph holding images of victims of war during a memorial ceremony in front of the destroyed palace of Darul Aman in Kabul. Members of the Transitional Justice Group, survivors and civil society activists gathered to pay tribute to the memory of those killed during the last three decades of war in Afghanistan.

Students from Danwon high school pay tribute at a group memorial altar for victims of sunken passengers ship at the Ansan Olympic Memorial Hall in Ansan, South Korea.

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Students from Danwon high school pay tribute to fellow classmates at a special altar at the Olympic Memorial Hall in Ansan, South Korea, to the victims of the ferry disaster in which 150 passengers are known to have died, with another 152 still missing

Liverpool fans sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' during the Hillsborough memorial service marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster at Anfield stadium on April 15, 2014 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives took part in the service at Liverpool's Anfield stadium to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Bells across the City of Liverpool rung during a one minute silence. A total of 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi final against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989.

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Liverpool fans sing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ during a memorial service on Tuesday marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England

Mejra Dzogaz cries near the graves of her family members at the Memorial Center in Potocari April 7, 2014. Dzogaz lost her three sons, husband and father in the Srebrenica massacre. Survivors of the Srebrenica massacre are suing the Netherlands' government for failing to protect them from the rebel Serbs who killed some 8,000 men and boys in 1995. The case starting on Monday will determine the responsibility of the Dutch troops, under United Nations command, stationed in the eastern Bosnian town at the time of the killing.

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Mejra Dzogaz cries near the graves of her family members at a memorial centre for victims of the Srebrenica massacre in Potocari, Bosnia. Ms Dzogaz lost her three sons, husband and father in the massacre.

Crisis in Ukraine - Sevatopol defense monument ...epa04142977 Crimean schoolchildren dressed as Soviet navy servicemen perform the change of the honor guard ceremony at the Memorial to the Heroes of the defense of Sevastopol 1941-1942 in Sevastopol, Crimea, 27 March 2014. It was the first change of guards since the beginning of the unrest in Ukraine. The monument's eternal flame was lit in honor of Russian soldiers who died defending the city against the Nazis.  EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY

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Crimean schoolchildren dressed as Soviet navy servicemen perform the change of the honor guard ceremony at the Memorial to the Heroes of the defense of Sevastopol 1941-1942 in Sevastopol, Crimea. It was the first change of guards since the beginning of the unrest in Ukraine. The monument’s eternal flame was lit in honor of Russian soldiers who died defending the city against the Nazis. 

people look at the Atocha railway statio...people look at the Atocha railway station memorial for the victims of the Madrid train bombings in Madrid on March 11, 2014 marking the10th year anniversary of the attacks that claimed 191 lives and injured more than 1800 others. On March 11, 2004 at 7:40 am, 10 bombs exploded on board four packed commuter trains in Madrid in an attack claimed by the Al-Qaeda terror network, which said they were punishment for Spain's role in the US-led invasion of Iraq. AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE -PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images

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People look at the Atocha railway station memorial for the victims of the Madrid train bombings, marking the tenth anniversary of the attack that claimed 191 lives and injured more than 1800 others. Ten bombs exploded on board four commuter trains. Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the blasts. which it said were punishment for Spain‘s role in the US-led invasion of Iraq 

A woman prays for the deceased of March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami at a place where she was employed at a photo studio at the time, in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture

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A woman prays for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture. Tuesday marks the third anniversary of the event that killed thousands and set off a nuclear crisis in 2011.

People pay tribute at the Shahid Minar on International Mother Language Day in Dhaka...People pay tribute at the Shahid Minar, a memorial for martyrs of the national language movement, on International Mother Language Day in Dhaka February 21, 2014. On the same day in 1952, several University of Dhaka students were killed when police opened fire on a protest demanding their mother-language Bangla be made a state language. UNESCO's General Conference recognised February 21 as International Mother Language Day in November 1999.

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People pay tribute at the Shahid Minar, a memorial for martyrs of the national language movement, on International Mother Language Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh. On the same day in 1952, several University of Dhaka students were killed when police opened fire on a protest demanding their mother-language Bangla be made a state language.

A man visits the snow covered Holocaust Memorial at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Berlin, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. The German parliament Bundestag will hold a special remembrance session at the Reichstag building in commemoration of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp on Jan. 27, 1045.

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A man visits the Holocaust Memorial at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Berlin. The German parliament, the Bundestag, held a special remembrance session at the Reichstag building in commemoration of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp on January 27, 1945.