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Remembrance Sunday home and abroad

Alfie Amos, six, wears a Second World War SAS uniform at the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph in London

Remembrance Sunday ceremonies have taken place across the UK and further afield to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the armistice at the end of World War I.

Harry Patch, 110, one of the three remaining World War I veterans who still live in the UK, at the Remembrance Day service at St Cuthbert's Church in Wells, Somerset

Harry Patch, 110, one of the three remaining World War I veterans who still live in the UK, attended the Remembrance Day service in Wells, Somerset.

A member of a British honour guard during a Remembrance Day ceremony at the British War Cemetery in Ramle, Israel

A service to remember all the servicemen and women who have lost their lives in past and current armed conflicts was also held at the British War Cemetery in Israel.

Padre Tim Wright, RAF, Kandahar Airfield Chaplain, delivering the Remembrance Sunday sermon at Kandahar Airfield, southern Afghanistan

Troops on active service in Afghanistan and Iraq also marked the occasion with prayer services and silent reflection.

Former British prime minister Sir John Major, leader of the opposition David Cameron, Baroness Thatcher and Prime Minister Gordon Brown attend the Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph in London

Politicians from past and present attended the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph in London's Whitehall.

First Minister Alex Salmond lays a wreath during a Remembrance Day service by the Stone of Remembrance at the City Chambers in Edinburgh

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond laid a wreath at the Stone of Remembrance in Edinburgh and said it was a time to "pause for thought".

Chief Constable Sir Hugh Orde lays a wreath on behalf of the Police Service of Northern Ireland

Chief Constable Sir Hugh Orde laid a wreath at the Cenotaph at Belfast City hall on behalf of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

The Queen at the Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph in London

The Queen led the tribute to Britain's war dead in London and was joined by other members of the Royal Family, including Prince Charles and Prince William.

Veteran Alexander Franks, 89, during the Remembrance Day Service at the Armed Forces Memorial, the National Arboretum, near Lichfield

Services were held in various towns and cities throughout the UK. Veteran Alexander Franks, 89, attended the ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum near Lichfield, Staffs.

UK personnel take part in a Remembrance Day parade in Basra, Iraq

UK personnel took part in a Remembrance Day parade in Iraq. A service on Tuesday at the Cenotaph in London will mark the exact date of Armistice Day - 11 November 1918.



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