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Last Updated: Sunday, 13 November 2005, 12:48 GMT
Thousands at remembrance events
Field of poppies
The dead of the two world wars and other conflicts were remembered
Thousands of people across Northern Ireland have taken part in ceremonies to remember the dead of two world wars, and other conflicts.

Representatives of the government, council, armed services and members of the public took part in a commemoration at Belfast City Hall.

Sixty-five wreaths were laid in the garden of remembrance by veterans and veterans' organisations.

Meanwhile hundreds of people gathered at the Cenotaph in Londonderry.

Young people from across the city took part in a wreath-laying ceremony.

The former mayor of Derry, the DUP's Mildred Garfield, said there had been a significant increase in the number of people taking part.

"I feel it has been a very good turnout here today, from what I can see it's a bigger turnout of people on parade than in recent years and the turnout of local people just around the Diamond here seems to have increased as well.

"I'm glad to see that a good lot of the parade today - both in the parade and on the streets - is young people.

"They're starting to recognise what remembrance day is all about," Ms Garfield said.


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