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Remembrance Sunday in pictures

The Queen, political leaders and military veterans have laid wreaths at the Cenotaph on Whitehall - the focal point of Remembrance Day services which have taken place across the country, and abroad.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, 70 years since the D-Day landings and the end of Britain's conflict in Afghanistan.

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Image caption The Queen led the nation in honouring members of the armed forces killed in conflict
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Image caption The monarch laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, in central London
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Image caption The main party leaders were also in attendance and laid wreaths
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Image caption Thousands of people lined Whitehall to watch the ceremony
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Image caption Veterans representing all the armed forces assembled in Whitehall for the Cenotaph service
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Image caption Veteran members of the Guards Parachute Company Pathfinders were among those gathering in central London
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Image caption Those taking part in the Cenotaph service also included the Duchess of Cambridge, Duchess of Cornwall and the Countess of Wessex
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Image caption Other senior members of the Royal Family and the armed forces joined the Queen at the National Service of Remembrance
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Image caption A group of Royal Hospital Veterans attended the service at the Cenotaph
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Image caption This year's commemorations also mark 100 years since the start of World War One.
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Image caption The commemoration events took place amid heightened security as UK terror threat levels remain at "severe"
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Image caption A remembrance service also took place at Kandahar Air Base in Afghanistan
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Image caption Prince Harry returned to Afghanistan to take part in the service there
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Image caption Events took place in Commonwealth nations across the globe, including in the Indian city of Delhi
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Image caption A bagpiper played as he walked past graves in the Delhi War Cemetery
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Image caption Sri Lankan military bagpipers paid tribute to fallen soldiers at a ceremony in Colombo
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Image caption Respects were also paid to the fallen at the Cenotaph in the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Image caption British war veterans in Israel attended a ceremony at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery outside Tel Aviv
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Image caption Thousands observed the two minutes of silence at the Tower of London, where an installation of ceramic poppies commemorates fallen soldiers
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Image caption The Royal British Legion held its annual Festival of Remembrance at London's Royal Albert Hall on Saturday evening

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