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Tuesday, 9 April, 2002, 13:43 GMT 14:43 UK
In pictures: Holocaust Remembrance Day
Buses and cars came to a halt, and pedestrians stopped and bowed their heads as Israelis observed a two-minute silence for the six million Jews killed by the Nazis.

Holocaust Remembrance Day was marked by solemn ceremonies across the country.

Israeli soldiers light candles
Israeli soldiers lit candles at the Yad Vashem memorial in Jerusalem...

Ariel Sharon at the Yad Vachem memorial
...as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon laid flowers nearby

Nun puts bouquet on memorial
A Christian nun added her tribute to the victims

Cars stopped for two-minute silence
Drivers left their cars for the two-minute silence

Israelis mark the two-minute silence
A siren signalled the time for people to reflect

Border police and civilians mark the two-minute silence
Even a busy market in Jerusalem was stilled
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09 Apr 02 | Middle East
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