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Armistice Day silence is held across the UK

Millions of people across the UK have observed a two-minute silence to mark Armistice Day.

Starting at 11:00 GMT, the event mirrors the time guns along the western front fell silent for a final time at the end of World War I in 1918.

The ceremony also remembers those who died in two world wars and later conflicts, including 385 UK personnel killed in Afghanistan since 2001.

  • 11 Nov 2011
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