Immortal Regiment: Thousands march to remember WW2 relatives

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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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image captionMoscow's march was just one of many held in at least 50 countries, Russian media said
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image captionRussian President Vladimir Putin carried a portrait of his father Vladimir during the procession
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image captionThe marches started in Siberia in 2012
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image captionIt has now spread well beyond Russia's borders, with thousands marching in Kiev
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image captionTensions were reported at the Kiev march, where some people wore Russian colours
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image captionKyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek also hosted a march...
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image captionAs did the Latvian capital Riga, where thousands took part
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image captionMarchers in Riga held up images of the fallen
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image captionBerlin's walks took place in the front of the Brandenburg Gate

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