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Saturday, 19 October, 2002, 21:21 GMT 22:21 UK
In pictures: Reunion at El Alamein
War veterans from all sides who took part in a bitter Second World War battle in Egypt have returned to honour their dead comrades.

A ceremony and a visit to the desert battlefield of El Alamein mark the anniversary of the 12-day fight 60 years ago, which changed the course of history.

Veteran Jack Haywood, of England, looks for a friends tomb at the British cemetery in El-Alamein
Some 2,000 retired servicemen, most now in their 80s, attended the ceremony of remembrance

Michael Coustant, a British captain during WWII smiles in front of a British 17 PDR Antitank gun
Those who had witnessed the battle came back to reflect on the past

Bill Duff, in wheelchair, who was in the Australian air force during WWII near a soldier at the British cemetery in El Alamein
Veterans, from various parts of the globe, made great efforts to be at the anniversary

British soldiers stand guard near wreaths
A wreath-laying ceremony formed part of the commemoration

Britain's Duke of Kent giving a speech and couple viewing graves in the British cemetery
Recollections at El Alamein were poignant and personal

The British flag waves as state representatives leave the cemetery following a wreath-laying ceremony
State representatives joined the former soldiers

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