Immortal Regiment: Thousands march to remember WW2 relatives

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People hold pictures of World War Two soldiers as they take part in the Immortal Regiment march during the Victory Day celebrations, marking the 71st anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2016Image source, Reuters

Tens of thousands of people have marched in Moscow and cities around the world to remember relatives who took part in World War Two.

The so-called Immortal Regiment procession sees people carrying flowers and portraits of loved-ones.

It followed Russia's annual Victory Day parade, which marks the anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two.

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Moscow's march was just one of many held in at least 50 countries, Russian media said
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Russian President Vladimir Putin carried a portrait of his father Vladimir during the procession
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The marches started in Siberia in 2012
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It has now spread well beyond Russia's borders, with thousands marching in Kiev
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Tensions were reported at the Kiev march, where some people wore Russian colours
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Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek also hosted a march...
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As did the Latvian capital Riga, where thousands took part
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Marchers in Riga held up images of the fallen
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Berlin's walks took place in the front of the Brandenburg Gate