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Last Updated: Sunday, 27 January 2008, 21:42 GMT
In pictures: Holocaust Memorial Day

A memorial candle outside Auschwitz-Birkenau on Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 January 2008

The world is marking Holocaust Memorial Day, held each year on the anniversary of the day Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi extermination camp, was liberated in 1945.

Rose pinned to barbed wire at Auschwitz-Birkenau, 27 January 2008

A single rose is pinned to barbed wire at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the Nazi camps, located in southern Poland.

A former prisoner lays a candle at Auschwitz-Birkenau, 27 January 2008

A former prisoner lays a candle during a ceremony at Auschwitz-Birkenau to pay tribute to the people killed by the Nazis.

An Ultra Orthodox Jewish man on a tour of Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, 27 January 2008

Young people from 62 countries gathered at Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial for a three-day youth congress to mark the anniversary.

Visitors look at pictures of Jews killed in the Holocaust in Yad Vashem's Hall of Names, 27 January 2008

Visitors toured Yad Vashem before attending a memorial service in the Hall of Remembrance, where they read out the names of Jews who perished.

Children attend Holocaust memorial service in Thessaloniki, Greece, 27 January 2008

Nearly 90% of Greece's 80,000 Jews were killed during the Holocaust. Children were among those who attended a memorial service in the port city of Thessaloniki on Sunday.

Britain's Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, 27 January 2008

In the UK, survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides attended Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall for a service which included an address by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner (L) lays a wreath 26 January 2008 at the Rwandan genocide memorial site in the capital Kigali.

On Saturday, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner had laid a wreath at the Rwandan genocide memorial site in Kigali. Some 800,000 Tutsis were slaughtered by Hutus in 1994.

The president of the German Bundestag Norbert Lammert delivers a speech during a commemoration in the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin on 25 January, 2008

On Friday, the German parliament had commemorated Holocaust victims in a ceremony acknowledging a special responsibility in the battle against anti-Semitism and racism.





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