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World honours WWI dead on Armistice Day


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World honours WWI dead on Armistice Day

Millions across the globe on Thursday paid their respects to those who sacrificed their lives during the First World War.
 
In Paris, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and several senior government and military officials gathered to remember the fallen.
 
More than 1.3 million French troops died during the conflict, the largest losses for an individual country with the Allied forces.
 
In central London, as Big Ben struck 11.00 am, crowds at the Cenotaph memorial were hushed as they began a two-minute silent tribute.
 
The peace deal to end the four-year war came into effect at the same time on November 11th, 1918.
 
In Ypres, a town in Flanders, northern Belgium, locals also remembered the bloody clashes that took place there.
 
The Last Post rang out in memory of the soldiers who never returned from the battlefields.
 
Today, there are some 100,000 war dead who still lie in Flanders’ fields.

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