World War Two veteran Harry Marrington, from Portsmouth, England, leans down to pick up a paper poppy during an Armistice Day ceremony under the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium. The Menin Gate Memorial bears the names of more than 54,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I and whose graves are not known.
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Soldiers of 256 Squadron of The Royal Signals clean and prepare the Basra Memorial Wall at The National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire, UK, ahead of Armistice Day on Monday
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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.
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.
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Normandy Veteran, sapper John Buchanan Smith, 91, at a remembrance and wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the start of the D-Day landings at Bayeux War Cemetery on Thursday in Bayeux, France. Read more
Lanterns float on the water after being released during a ceremony marking remembrance and reflection, held by the Shinnyo-en Buddhist organisation. The ceremony honours victims of war, famine, and natural disasters, and is held on Memorial Day at Ala Moana beach park in Honolulu. Read more