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France: D-Day ceremonies get underway in Normandy

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France: D-Day ceremonies get underway in Normandy


D-Day commemoration ceremonies have been taking place across Normandy.

Three hundred soldiers from France, United States, Canada and the UK parachuted over the French village of Ranville.

World War II planes flew over Utah Beach in Normandy to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

With many veterans in their 90s, this year will be the last time that many will be able to make the long journey back to Normandy.

Meanwhile, fireworks lit up the night sky along 80 kilometers of Normandy coastline.

24 displays were launched simultaneously on the 24 major sites of D-Day.

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