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 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.
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A Eritrean woman attends the commemoration ceremony for the victims of the boat disaster off the Lampedusa coast in San Leone near Agrigento, Italy. Victims of the disaster, in which more than 300 asylum seekers died, have been buried in unknown vaults despite Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta‘s promise to hold a state funeral for the dead. Read more
Relatives of those who died lay white roses and pray at a stone memorial during a service on Monday marking the one-month anniversary of the Westgate Mall terrorist attack, in Nairobi, Kenya. Families and friends of those killed planted trees in memory of lost loved ones in a ceremony that stressed the attack occurred against people of all races and religions.
A girl plants some of the 3,000 flags placed in memory of the lives lost in the September 11 2001 attacks, at a park in Winnetka, Illinois, US
The Tribute in Light rises above the lower Manhattan skyline in a test of the memorial light display.
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French President François Hollande, right, and his German counterpart Joachim Gauck, left, visit the ruined church at Oradour-sur-Glane in southwest France with 88-year-old Robert Hebras, centre, one of the last survivors of the second world war massacre and destruction of the town, which was carried out by members of the German Waffen SS on June 10, 1944.
A march in Washington to the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday marked the ‘Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action’ event for the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington for jobs and freedom. The 1963 civil rights event was where Martin Luther King delivered his “I have a dream” speech. Read more
People offer prayer for atomic bomb victims at a cenotaph at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan on Tuesday after the Peace Memorial Ceremony commemorating the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city in 1945.