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Respects paid on Armistice Day around Wales

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Media captionSilences were held all across Wales including at the Senedd, Brecon, Llandaff, Wrexham, Aberystwyth and at the Royal Mint, Llantrisant

Thousands of people have paid tribute to those who have died in well known and lesser known acts of heroism and sacrifice during conflict.

Armistice Day commemorations were marked with a two minute silence at 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

Military bases, town halls and schools were among those who took part.

Assembly Presiding Officer Rosemary Butler AM led the silence from the Senedd in Cardiff Bay.

Services were held in towns and cities around Wales remembering those who have fought in battle during World War One and conflicts since.

The Royal Mint in Llantrisant has released a £5 Remembrance coin featuring poppies on the rear.

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Image caption The Remembrance coin was designed by Laura Clancy

In Swansea, the fountain in Castle Square was filled with poppies.

A dedicated memorial to 20 fallen soldiers from Minera near Wrexham was unveiled at a ceremony, while in Flintshire, a group of college students recreated the poppy field which is on display at the Tower of London.

In Melin y Coed, Conwy, villagers held a service of remembrance which also honoured four men from the area who died in World War One.

The Dean of Brecon Cathedral, Paul Shackerley led a service at the town's cenotaph and Breconshire War Memorial Hospital had its own service.

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Media captionOne of the tributes was at barracks in Brecon, Powys

A two-minute silence was observed at Aberystwyth's Owain Glyndwr Square.

Paul Raven, deputy director of curriculum at the Northop campus: "It's especially significant this year in the centenary year of the First World War and the students wanted to fill the green with handmade poppies to mark the special occasion."

The independent living skills students at Coleg Cambria in Northop have been making their own poppies and hope to have 2,000 on display in time for 11:00 GMT.

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Image caption Independent living skills students at Coleg Cambria hope to display 2,000 poppies

The two-minute silence in the Senedd was followed by the sounding of the Last Post by bugler Claire Bourne of the RAF St Athan Voluntary Band.

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Media captionHear a story from Irving H Jones about the battle of Mametz Wood in 1916

The commemorations follow services and parades which took place on Remembrance Sunday with the national service held at the Welsh National War Memorial in Cardiff.

Some of the lesser known of those who fought in battle who are being remembered later include the 1st South Wales Borderers.

On 31 October 2014, just a few months into World War One, they held the line at Gheluvelt, near Ypres in Belgium, stopping the Germans from reaching the channel ports.

Image caption A commemoration service in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
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Image caption A wreath at the spot where a Wellington Bomber crashed in World War Two at Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent
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Image caption Armistice Day 2014 is marked at Tredegar in Blaenau Gwent
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Image caption Wales players and staff mark the two minute silence
Image caption Soldiers stand in line at a service in Wrexham
Image caption An Armistice service in Wrexham
Image caption An Armistice service at the Senedd, Wales' National Assembly in Cardiff
Image caption A poppy wreath at the Senedd in Cardiff
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Image caption A field of poppies at Coleg Cambria, Denbigshire
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Image caption Knitted poppies commemorate the centenary of World War One
Image caption Soldiers in Brecon, Powys during the two minute silence
Image caption A Remembrance service in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
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Image caption Plastic poppies at Rougemont School in Newport, Gwent
Image caption A wreath at the Infantry Battle School, Brecon, Powys
Image caption A commemorative note from the Infantry Battle School, Brecon, Powys
Image caption A commemorative plaque at the Infantry Battle School, Brecon, Powys
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Image caption Soldiers mark armistice day at St Dogmaels in Pembrokeshire
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Image caption A commemorative service at St Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire

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