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In pictures: VE Day 60th anniversary

The Prince of Wales (second left) and Sir Mike Jackson (third left) at the Cenotaph

Prince Charles and head of the army General Sir Mike Jackson were guests at a service at London's Cenotaph - the first of a series of events around the UK to commemorate VE Day.

Veterans at the Cenotaph

Hundreds of veterans remembered their fallen colleagues at the Cenotaph service.

The Duchess of Cornwall at Hyde Park's Cavalry Memorial.

Later, the prince and the Duchess of Cornwall met servicemen at a parade and service at Hyde Park's Cavalry Memorial.

Street party at Westminster, London

A number of street parties were held across the UK including one outside the Churchill Museum in Westminster, London.

Young girl in period costume, Dundee, Scotland

Youngsters dressed in period costume during a memorial service at St Andrew's Cathedral, Dundee.

War veterans marching through Dundee

War veterans marched through Dundee before the service at the cathedral.

Baroness Thatcher at Chichester Cathedral

Former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher took the salute at a parade of servicemen at Chichester Cathedral.

A Dakota plane flies over Trafalgar Square

At 2000 BST, a Dakota DC3 flew at 1,500 feet over Trafalgar Square to mark the beginning of a BBC concert

The crowd at the Trafalgar Square concert

Up to 15,000 people watched A Party to Remember, headlined by Will Young and Katie Melua.

Katherine Jenkins

Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins sported a 1940s outfit and hairstyle for her performance.

Dame Vera Lynn

Dame Vera Lynn, known as the forces' sweetheart after singing wartime anthems like We'll Meet Again, also joined in with the celebrations.

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