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Millions mark Armistice Day

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Millions of people around the world have been paying their respects to the war dead by marking Armistice Day. In London, thousands observed a two-minute silence at eleven o’clock to remember the time guns fell silent on the eleventh day on the eleventh month in 1918 to herald the end of the First World War.

At a service in Trafalgar Square, many responded to the Royal British Legion’s campaign to put poppies in the square’s fountains. In France, meanwhile, President Jacques Chirac led commemorations in Paris to those who have died fighting for their country.