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In pictures: VE Day
People dressed up as Soviet soldiers take part in a parade in Reims, France (7 May, 2005)
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Events have been taking place across Europe to mark the 60th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany.
World War II veterans salute wartime army flags in Warsaw, Poland (7 May, 2005)
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People have been remembering the 40 million who died by the time World War II ended in Europe on 8 May 1945.
US President George W Bush led commemorations at the US military cemetery in the Netherlands, where 8,000 American servicemen are buried.
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US President George W Bush led commemorations at the US military cemetery in the Netherlands, where 8,000 American servicemen are buried.
Prince Charles lays a wreath at the Cenotaph in London during commemorations.
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In London, Prince Charles laid a wreath at the Cenotaph.
A WWII veteran sheds a tear at the Cenotaph.
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For some veterans, memories proved too painful.
Marat Jegorow from Minsk, a former soldier of the Soviet Army, attends a ceremony at Treptower Park's Soviet Memorial in Berlin.
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Marat Jegorow from Belarus, a former soldier of the Soviet Army, attended a ceremony in Berlin.
In Paris, President Jacques Chirac lit the flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe.
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In Paris, President Jacques Chirac lit the flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe.
Young members of a military history club, dressed in Soviet wartime uniform, wait their turn to perform in a concert in Moscow.
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Soviet flags are flying again in Moscow - the focus of Monday's celebrations.
A WWII veteran addresses a rally in Moscow. The portrait of Josef Stalin is seen at the front of a locomotive, as in 1945.
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Despite nostalgia in Russia, many east Europeans are still bitter about Stalin's iron rule.
Bush driving Putin's car
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But no tension was visible as Mr Bush was allowed to drive Russian President Vladimir Putin's Soviet-made Volga car.




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