Russian soldiers wearing second world war-era Red Army winter clothing march during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Nazi blockade of the city Leningrad, now St Petersburg. The German and Finnish siege and blockade of Leningrad was broken on January 18, 1943, but finally lifted a year later, on January 27, 1944.
Holocaust survivors arrive for a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland and to remember its victims.
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
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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.
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The remains of the only surviving second world war German Dornier Do 17 bomber lies on a barge near Deal in the English Channel after being recovered from the sea bed on Monday evening.
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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.