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D-Day anniversary: Obama leads round of applause for veterans

Ceremonies are taking place in northern France, 70 years after Allied forces mounted the D-Day landings.

At a service held at the US cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, President Obama paid tribute to the American soldiers who fought.

He led a round of applause for all veterans, saying: "They fought in hopes of a day when we'd no longer need to fight."

A 21-gun salute was then sounded, followed by a fly-past by the US Air Force F-15s in the missing man formation.

  • 06 Jun 2014
  • From the section Europe
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