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D-Day anniversary events in northern France

D-Day veterans have been joined by world leaders in northern France to mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion.

Here are some of the best photos from the day.

D-Day veterans at the British Normandy Memorial site Image copyright PA
Image caption D-Day veterans, some of them approaching 100 years old, made the pilgrimage to Normandy to remember their fallen comrades
Veteran David Edwards was among those at a commemoration service in Arromanches Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Veteran David Edwards was among those who attended
World War Two veteran Dennis Thompson enjoys a cigar in his original uniform Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Dennis Thompson, 96, was photographed enjoying a cigar in his original uniform
D-Day veteran John Quinn holds hands with George Sayer Image copyright PA
Image caption In Bayeux, the first city to be liberated by the D-Day invasion, veteran John Quinn met George Sayer, aged six
Veteran Tony Cash at Bayeux Cathedral Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption A service of remembrance was held at the city's cathedral, with Tony Cash among the veterans to attend
D-Day memorial service in Bayeux cathedral Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Bishop Jean-Claude Boulanger led the service, which included a two-minute silence held in memory of those who died
The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Theresa May and others in Bayeux cathedral Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Those present included Prime Minister Theresa May, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall
Commemorations service at the war cemetery in Bayeux Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption After the service, the commemorations continued at Bayeux war cemetery
Veteran Reginald Perkins Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption D-Day veteran Reginald Perkins was among those who attended the service
A flypast of period aircraft Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption There was a flypast of aircraft from the period over Bayeux war cemetery
Mrs May delivers a speech Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Earlier in the day Theresa May was at Ver-sur-Mer, where British forces landed on the morning of 6 June 1944, for the unveiling of a new British Normandy Memorial
Mrs May and Mr Macron lay a wreath together Image copyright PA
Image caption The monument features a statue showing three British soldiers fighting their way up the beach
Mrs May and Mr Macron lay a wreath together Image copyright PA
Image caption Mrs May and French President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to British soldiers killed and injured in the fighting, before laying a wreath together
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in Colleville-sur-Mer in Normandy Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption In Colleville-sur-Mer in Normandy, US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump joined veterans for a French-US ceremony
President Trump First Lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron watch a flypast in the Normandy American Cemetery Image copyright Press Eye
Image caption The pair watched a dramatic flypast over the Normandy American Cemetery, along with Mr Macron and his wife, Brigitte
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also attended the D-Day commemorations in Normandy Image copyright EPA
Image caption Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also attended the D-Day commemorations in Normandy
People dressed as soldiers on a beach Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption In Arromanches-les-Bains in Normandy, visitors took to the beach
People dressed as soldiers Image copyright Getty Images
History enthusiasts dressed up for the commemorations Image copyright EPA
Period vehicles on the beach of Arromanches Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Vehicles from the war era were on display as part of the commemorations
French elite acrobatic flying team Patrouille de Fracne performed over Arromanches Image copyright AFP/Getty Images
Image caption And crowds were treated to the acrobatic aerial skills of Patrouille de France
A lone piper plays on the Mulberry harbour at Arromanches in Normandy Image copyright PA
Image caption The day's commemorations were started by a lone piper playing on the Mulberry harbour in Arromanches-les-Bains, marking the exact moment the first British soldier landed on Gold Beach, 75 years ago
Prince Harry at Royal Hospital Chelsea in London Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption In the UK, Prince Harry met veterans at the annual Founder's Day parade at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London
Prince Harry at Royal Hospital Chelsea in London Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The annual parade marks the founding of the Royal Hospital by King Charles II in 1682. The Duke of Sussex said: "To all who are on parade today, I can only say that you are a constant reminder of the great debt we owe those who have served this nation"
Prince William at a service at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire Image copyright EPA
Image caption Meanwhile his brother, Prince William, attended a service at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, giving a speech in which he thanked veterans
The Duke of Cambridge lays a wreath Image copyright Reuters
Image caption The Duke of Cambridge then laid a wreath in remembrance

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