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France celebrates Victory in Europe day and end of WWII amid coronavirus pandemic

France celebrates the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, when the Allies accepted Germany’s unconditional surrender on May 8. Commemorations take place all over the European continent, but have been scaled down given the coronavirus outbreak and consequent lockdown measures taken by countries. As World War II veterans are now in an advanced age, parades were considered too risky, but French President Emmanuel Macron is leading events nevertheless.

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