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End of First World War remembered with moving ceremonies and moments of silence

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End of First World War remembered with moving ceremonies and moments of silence

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The millions of people who died in the First World War have been remembered in moving ceremonies.

The day of the armistice signed between Germany and the Allies has been marked in numerous countries.

This year’s ceremonies were even more poignant, coming just a few months after the 100th anniversary of the start of the conflict.

Some of the key moments on Tuesday included:

- A 13-year-old army cadet planted the final symbolic ceramic poppy in an art installation at the Tower of London

- In Ypres, in Belgium, the last post was played at the Menin Gate

- French President Hollande laid a wreath and lit the flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe

- An international World War One memorial was inaugurated at Notre Dame de Lorette in Ablain-Saint-Nazaire in France

The armistice came into effect at exactly 11 o’clock in the morning Paris time on November 11 in 1918.

The marking of the end of the war is known as Armistice Day, but also Remembrance Day and Veterans Day in some countries.