11 November 2011
Last updated at 15:22
A two-minute silence has been held across the nation to mark the 93rd Armistice Day. The event commemorates the end of World War I in 1918 and remembers those who died in the two world wars and conflicts since. Veterans in Scotland attended the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge to remember fallen comrades.
British troops serving in Afghanistan held a special service of remembrance at Camp Bastion. 385 UK personnel have been killed in Afghanistan since the conflict began 2001.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond joined British troops at Camp Bastion, who fell silent at 11:00 local time (06:30 GMT). He said the recent deaths of soldiers in Afghanistan served to underline the importance of the act of remembrance.
Staff at Lloyds of London observed a two-minute silence - at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month - in the underwriting room at their famous offices in the capital.
Across the country traffic stopped, production lines paused and school children sat to attention as clocks hit 11:00. In London, a large crowd gathered in Trafalgar Square for a special event organised by the Royal British Legion.
People paying their respects at Trafalgar Square placed poppies in the famous fountains.
The England football team fell silent before a training session at Wembley Stadium in London. Football's world governing body, Fifa, has ruled that the England and Wales teams can wear poppies on black armbands during their matches this weekend after widespread complaints.
Veteran Philip Malins, 92, stood to take part in the two-minute silence at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas in Staffordshire.
Kirianne Curley, the widow of Corporal Stephen Curley - who was killed in Afghanistan - placed a cross for him at the Royal British Legion's Field of Remembrance in Royal Wootton Bassett. The town has played an important role in paying tribute to troops killed in Afghanistan. The bodies of nearly 400 soldiers passed through the town after being repatriated at RAF Lyneham.
Shoppers and staff paused to pay their respects at 11:00 GMT at the Trafford Centre in Manchester.
At St Paul's Cathedral, the artist Ted Harrison has marked Armistice Day by creating an art installation out of more than 5,000 poppies. From floor level they appear to have fallen randomly but when viewed from the cathedral's whispering gallery the image of three child soldiers - from World War I to more recent conflicts - is revealed.