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World leaders gather for WWII memorial

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Foreign leaders from more than 20 countries have gathered in the Polish city of Gdansk for ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the start of the Second World War.

It began when a German battleship fired at a Polish fort near the city, which was then known as Danzig.

Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel and Russia's Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin were among the leaders attending.

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