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In pictures: Armistice Day

British war veterans observe a two-minute silence in Sheffield city centre

People across the UK have been remembering Britain's war dead, as a two-minute silence to mark Armistice Day began a weekend of events. In Sheffield, veterans led the silence.

Poppy wreaths

Poppy wreaths were laid in Basra, Iraq, after the Remembrance Day Service for soldiers, sailors and airmen serving with the Multinational Division South East.

Soldiers in Iraq

Soldiers were captured in reflective mood during the Basra service.

Troops in Afghanistan

In a helicopter hangar in the Helmand province of Afghanistan, some 1,200 servicemen and women bowed their heads during a memorial service.

Troops in Afghanistan at memorial

In a separate service, troops surrounded a memorial to remember comrades who died in Helmand. It bears 17 names, but another - Marine Gary Wright - has still to be added.

A bugler plays the Last Post

During a short ceremony in front of the Abbey in Bath, a bugler played the Last Post to signify the start of the two-minute silence.

Olivia Tovey, seven, and her mother Rebecca

Again in Bath, Olivia Tovey, seven, and her mother Rebecca inspected the memorial garden before observing a two-minute silence.

Frank Tombs

Frank Tombs, 75, from the North East Lincolnshire branch of the British Korea Veterans Association, shed a tear whilst observing a two-minute silence in Parliament Square, London.

East Bierley War Memorial

Poppies were placed on the East Bierley War Memorial in Bradford, West Yorkshire, which now carries the name of Sergeant Ian Hickey, a local soldier killed in Basra.


Remembrance crosses offered a poignant symbol in Sheffield city centre.

Thousands of poppy petals are placed in the fountains at Trafalgar Square

Thousands of poppy petals were placed in the fountains at Trafalgar Square following a Royal British Legion event.

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