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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 crouch over the coffin of a relative, one of 175 newly identified victims from the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, in Potocari Memorial Center, near Srebrenica
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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 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
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 Read more
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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.
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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
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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 a memorial centre for victims of the Srebrenica massacre in Potocari, Bosnia. Ms Dzogaz lost her three sons, husband and father in the massacre.