11 November 2013
Last updated at 15:46 ET
Ceremonies are taking place across the world to mark the 95-year anniversary of the World War One armistice. This memorial is in Shildon, County Durham.
At Lloyds of London, City workers held a service with a ceremonial piper and a wreath-laying ceremony.
In Staffordshire, the armed forces, senior government representatives and members of the public gather at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas.
The memorial bears the names of more than 16,000 fallen service personnel.
Also at the ceremony was 93-year-old Dorothy Ellis - thought to be the last surviving widow of a World War One veteran. Her husband Wilfred Ellis survived the war despite being shot, gassed and left for dead.
Mrs Ellis said her husband (pictured), felt very strongly about the significance of Armistice Day. "He said to me 'you've got to remember this is the day that thousands of poor chaps died for us to keep us alive,'" she said.
The Duke of Edinburgh salutes during a ceremony at the Menin Gate memorial in Ypres, Belgium.
In Belfast, a woman looks at tributes left during a service at the Cenotaph outside City Hall.
Welsh Secretary David Jones laid a wreath after he struck a £5 Remembrance Day coin at the Royal Mint, Llantrisant, near Cardiff.
In France, US Air Force personnel hold French and US flags during a ceremony at the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial of Marnes-la-Coquette, near Paris.
In neighbouring Belgium, World War Two veteran Alan Rowe, from Liverpool, takes part in a ceremony under the Menin Gate in Ypres.
Harry Marrington, from Portsmouth, another World War Two veteran, is also there.
The Menin Gate features the names of more than 54,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who died during World War One who have no known graves. Francesca Shaw, from Leeds, was at the ceremony.