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In pictures: Highlights of the D-Day 70th anniversary ceremony

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-06-06

French President François Hollande hosted 19 world leaders and more than 1,000 veterans at Friday’s commemoration of the Normandy landings. Here are some highlights of the day’s events.

At 6.30am local time, the moment on June 6, 1944, when Allied troops first waded onto the beaches of Normandy, a US military band played taps on Friday, marking the commemoration of the world’s biggest amphibious invasion, which helped change the course of World War II and history.

Relive some of the highlights of the ceremonies in pictures:

Date created : 2014-06-06

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