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Remembrance Day parades honour North East war dead

Remembrance Day parade in North Tyneside
Image caption Parades took place across North and South Tyneside

Remembrance Day parades have taken place across Tyneside, Wearside, Northumberland and County Durham.

In Sunderland, veterans and serving members of the armed forces took part in a parade from the civic centre to the war memorial in Burdon Road.

The event was thought to be one of the biggest outside London, where thousands of people marched past the Cenotaph.

Sharon Turton from County Durham, who lost her husband Chris in Iraq in 2007, said it was an "emotional time".

At Durham Cathedral military representatives and dignitaries gathered to remember those who have given their lives for their country.

In South Shields, crowds gathered to lay a wreath at Westoe Cenotaph, with those in North Tyneside laying wreaths at the Jig Saw Memorial, Killingworth.

In Ashington, people took part in a parade from the Royal British Legion Headquarters to a war memorial in the Library Gardens.

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