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In Pictures: Armistice Day commemorations

The nation fell silent for two minutes on Wednesday to remember the nation's war dead on Armistice Day.

Ex-servicemen and women joined many members of the general public to reflect on those who died or have been injured in service to their country.

Here are images from some of the acts of remembrance from those who took part.

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Image caption A service of remembrance was held at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London
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Image caption Veterans of World War Two attended the gathering at the Cenotaph
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Image caption Hundreds of people gathered in Trafalgar Square at an event organised by the Royal British Legion, where a two minute silence was observed at 11:00 GMT
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Image caption Women from the Ruislip Red Hatters chatted to girls from Eltham Hill School after observing the silence
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Image caption Commemorations were held at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire, where this poppy sat in the hand of a statue of a fallen soldier
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Image caption The Princess Royal and other dignitaries gathered at the Arboretum
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Image caption The Armed Forces Memorial at the Arboretum will be closed from 12 November for approximately 12 months for restoration work
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Image caption Charlotte, the niece of a French veteran, carried a veterans flag at the tomb of the unknown soldier during the Armistice Day ceremony in Paris
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Image caption Soldiers from 1st Battalion The Rifles, who have been training members of the Iraqi Army in Besmaya, Iraq, laid wreaths to mark the occasion

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