Americans gathered to remember the Pear Harbor attack
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Veterans remember Pearl Harbor on the 70th anniversary

The few remaining survivors of the Pearl Harbor attacks are to lead US commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the event that changed the course of World War II.

About 120 veterans are expected to join military leaders at the Hawaii naval base as a moment of silence is observed at the time Japan sprung its offensive.

President Barack Obama has called for US flags to be flown at half mast on federal buildings across the country.

Some 2,400 Americans died in the Japanese attacks of 7 December 1941.

Steve Kingstone reports.

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