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In pictures: Your most moving memorials

Pinkas Synagogue memorial

Following our piece on how to design a memorial, here is a selection of readers' most moving experiences of monuments. The Pinkas Synagogue memorial in Prague was nominated by Hugh in London.

Canadian National Vimy Memorial

"The Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France is a powerful and moving sight. It's for all Canadians killed in WWI and [has] 11,000 names with no known graves," says Michael Zettler, London, Canada.

Budapest 1956 uprising monument

"The monument to the 1956 Budapest uprising is incredibly moving. The arrangement of pillars is initially scattered, then closer together, ultimately forming a wedge which ploughs up the pavement like a ship's bow through water," says Caroline from London.

Choeung Ek memorial

"The memorial at Choeung Ek (the Killing Fields, Cambodia) is filled with human skulls of those killed," says Alan Bennett.

Hiroshima dome

"The Peace Park in Hiroshima is incredibly moving. The sight of the A-Dome, with the background of modern-day Japan, stops everyone in their tracks," says Alex Keller, from Lichfield, Staffs.

The Russian memorial in East Berlin

"The best memorial I've seen is the Russian Cemetery in East Berlin. A giant Russian soldier with head bowed. The significance and the human cost of freeing Europe from fascism," says KC from Geneva.

The Queen at the Neue Wache memorial

The Neue Wache memorial to the victims of war and tyranny [is] a statue of a woman cradling a dead man, maybe mother and son, in the otherwise empty guardhouse in Berlin," says SW from Leicester.

Murrah building memorial in Oklahoma

"On a trip to Oklahoma City I visited the site of the 1995 bombing. The memorial is a reflective pool between two gates, and the bronze and stone empty chairs," says John Watson of Haderslev, Denmark.

Space Mirror memorial at the Kennedy Center

"The Space Mirror Memorial at the Kennedy Center is moving - not just because of its simplicity or elegance, but the large expanse of empty granite ready for more names," says Paul from South Glos.

National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas

"The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire is better than most lumps of stone or metal used to honour the dead. The beauty of it is that it's a living 'monument' to the sacrifices made by those in the armed forces," says Lorna from Coventry.

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