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Last Updated: Friday, 27 January 2006, 18:11 GMT
In pictures: Holocaust Day

Leonid Rubinshtein, survivor of Minsk ghetto

A survivor of the Minsk ghetto was among thousands of people around the world who marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Oranienburg

Ceremonies were held at former concentration camps where the Nazis murdered millions of Jews and other inmates.

Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Oranienburg

At the Sachsenhausen camp, where some visitors paused for reflection, a Nazi sign reads "Work Makes You Free".

Roses are placed on a monument during ceremony at the former death camp Auschwitz Birkena

Polish PM Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz joined visitors at the notorious Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland.

Holocaust memorial by River Danube in Budapest

In Budapest, flowers were laid on a memorial of cast-iron shoes commemorating those whose bodies were thrown into the River Danube.

Hungarian balloon tribute

The names of some Hungarians killed by the Nazis were written on balloons and released in Budapest.

Woman grieving at Sachsenhausen camp

Away from the crowds, one woman paid her own tribute to those who died in the Nazi slaughter.

Yad Vashem

In Jerusalem, visitors gazed up at the faces in the hall of names at Yad Vashem - Israel's Holocaust museum.


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