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Last Updated: Sunday November 13 2005 11:49 GMT

The Queen leads war-dead tributes

A war veteran holds a holds a remembrance cross
The Queen has led tributes to those who died fighting for their country on Remembrance Day on Sunday.

She laid a wreath at the Cenotaph war memorial and a two-minute silence took place at 11am.

Around 10,000 former members of the military and members of the public took part in a march past the memorial.

To mark the day, 20 war veterans are using an old way of passing on messages called semaphore to transfer a silent message along London's River Thames.

The message started in Greenwich in east London and will be decoded at Whitehall before being placed on a wreath at the Cenotaph.

Other services of remembrance will also take place across the UK, to remember those who gave their lives in conflicts that have happened both recently and a long time ago.

Leading politicians also laid wreaths at the Cenotaph, and representatives of different faiths took part as well.

The two-minute silence came to end when Buglers of the Royal Marines sounded the Last Post.

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