D-Day anniversary commemoration events in France

6 June 2014 Last updated at 12:51 BST

Events have been taking place to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Normandy landings, a crucial turning point in the Second World War.
D-Day veterans
Events have been taking place to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Normandy landings, a crucial turning point in the Second World War. These veterans spoke to Nel about their experiences on that day.
Ex-servicemen take part in a parade in Normandy to commemorate the D-Day landings
These ex-servicemen are taking part in a parade in the town of Colleville-Montgomerie in Normandy.
D-Day veteran and Nel
Veteran Robert Stevens told Nel that coming back to Normandy isn't easy but he does it every time, because he has a duty to go back, to remember all the people who didn't return.
Fred Glover, aged 88, a veteran of the 9th Para Battalian watches a parachute jump just outside Rainville during D-Day 70 Commemorations on June 5, 2014 in Ranville, France.
Fred, aged 88, a veteran of the 9th Para Battalion, watches a parachute jump just outside Rainville in France, to commemorate the D-Day anniversary. Events have been taking place all week remembering the landings.
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It's not just veterans who take part in the events. These young cadets are remembering the fallen, too.
Military enthusiasts stand in front of thousands of flags.
These people have dressed themselves in the uniforms worn on D-Day - and they stand in front of hundreds of British flags planted in the sand of Gold beach.
A line of planes fly in formation
The Royal Air Force have been flying in formation in spectacular displays.
Lines of graves in Normandy, France
Though the D-Day landings were a huge success and brought the end of the war much closer, thousands lost their lives. Lines of graves tell the truth of war.
Headstone
Some of those who died remain unknown - this headstone carries no name.
President Barack Obama (C) and French President Francois Hollande (L) participate in the 70th French-American Commemoration D-Day Ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer June 6, 2014. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of
World leaders have taken part in the ceremonies. Here US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande pay their respects. President Hollande said every man who took part in the landings was a "hero".
Britain
The Queen and Prince Charles have been at the ceremonies too. Her Majesty laid a memorial wreath at the British War Cemetery of Bayeux.
Governor-General of New Zealand Mateparae, British Prime Minister Cameron and Australia's Prime Minister Abbott
British Prime Minister Cameron is joined here by the leaders of Australia and New Zealand. The Allied forces on D-Day were mainly British, American and Canadian - but other countries were involved too.