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In pictures: Holocaust memorials
Wreath at Auschwitz
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A wreath lies on the tracks leading to the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz ahead of the 60th anniversary ceremony of the camp's liberation.
A former Ukrainian prisoner wearing his detention clothes and number arrives with a rabbi at the former Birkenau Nazi death camp
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Survivors from all over the world - here one from Ukraine with a rabbi - attend the ceremony wearing their old numbered camp uniforms.
Survivors of the Auschwitz death camp, wearing scarves in the colours of the Israeli flag
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Other survivors wore blue-and-white striped scarves - a stark reminder of their camp overalls.
French President Jacques Chirac and former Auschwitz prisoner and former French Health Minister Simone Veil
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French President Jacques Chirac with former Auschwitz prisoner and former French Health Minister Simone Veil pass the entry of the camp ahead of the ceremony.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski and wife Jolanda, and Israeli President Moshe Katsav
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Many world leaders were there - including Russian President Vladimir Putin, Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski and wife Jolanda, and Israeli President Moshe Katsav.
German President Horst Koehler places a candle at a monument for the camp victims
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German President Horst Koehler, who remained silent in recognition of Germany's role as perpetrator of the Holocaust, places a candle at a monument for the camp victims.
Rail tracks lit up in two ribbons of flame at the camp
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The ceremony ended with a moving display of rail tracks on fire symbolising the loss of life at the camp.
Members of the Bundestag assembled in Berlin
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Earlier Germany's Bundestag (the lower house of parliament) held its own commemoration in Berlin.
Holocaust survivor Gabriel Ge Klein and Queen Elizabeth II
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In the UK, the Queen met Holocaust survivors - here Gabriel Ge Klein who shows his Star of David arm patch - during a reception at St James's Palace.
Thessaloniki children from a Jewish school attend a Holocaust ceremony
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In the Greek town of Thessaloniki, children from a Jewish school hold up their paintings, in front of a Holocaust memorial in the northern Greek port city.
Two students look at a display at the Yad Vashem museum in Jerusalem
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Students look at an original cattle-car used to transport Jews to concentration camps, at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem on the day of the anniversary.




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