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In pictures: Armistice Day

A veteran wears his medals at a Remembrance Day ceremony in Australi

Many parts of the world are remembering the 90th anniversary of the 1918 armistice which ended World War I.

WWI memorial crosses in Melbourne, Australia

Millions of soldiers fought and died during the four-year conflict between Germany and the Allies, which became known as the Great War.

Carla Bruni (l) and Nicolas Sarkozy

In France, President Nicolas Sarkozy and wife Carla Bruni attended ceremonies in Paris before moving on to the trenches at Verdun, where some of the bloodiest fighting took place.

Filipino soldier plays the trumpet at the American cemetery, Manila

Earlier, in Manila, in the Philippines, servicemen marked Veterans' Day at the American cemetery.

Poppies lay on the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Australia

Just a handful of World War I veterans remain alive today.

WWI war veteran Bill Stone

One of them, Bill Stone, 108, laid a wreath at an Armistice Day commemoration ceremony at the Cenotaph in London.

British PM Gordon Brown

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown (C) and Defence Minister John Hutton (Centre R) also attended the ceremony in London.

Former soldiers in Edinburgh

Former soldiers gathered in Edinburgh's Garden of Remembrance to honour those who gave their lives serving their country.



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11 Nov 08 |  Special Reports


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