VE Day celebrations: The UK marks 75th anniversary

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People across the UK have marked the 75th anniversary of VE Day amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Millions of people throughout the country fell silent at 11:00 BST on Friday to remember those who served in World War Two.

Friday marks 75 years since the formal acceptance by Britain and its allies of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender.

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image captionThe RAF staged flypasts across the country, with the Red Arrows soaring through the sky above Buckingham Palace and the London Eye
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image captionThe RAF, seen here above the Houses of Parliament, also flew Typhoon jets over Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast
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image captionBuildings around the country, including No 10, have been decorated in bunting to mark the occasion
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image captionVeteran Lou Myers, 93 bows his head at the Cenotaph on Whitehall in central London as he takes part in a national two minute silence
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image captionMembers of the armed forces took part in a service at the Cenotaph
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image captionMax Panton, seven, and his five-year-old brother Theo joined the silence wearing their replica RAF Red Arrows uniforms
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image captionFirst Minister Nicola Sturgeon marks the silence outside St Andrew's House in Edinburgh
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image captionFormer soldier Ralph Harvey, 89, heads out on VE Day in Redcar, North Yorkshire
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image captionResidents of Cambrian Road in Chester dressed up in period costume take part in a socially distanced street party
image captionResidents of Portola Close in Grappenhall, Cheshire, celebrate VE Day in a model tank

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