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Remembrance Sunday: Events held across Northern Ireland

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Image caption A Remembrance Sunday ceremony took place at Belfast City Hall

Remembrance Sunday commemoration events have been taking place across Northern Ireland.

Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar and Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire attended a service in Enniskillen.

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Image caption Wreaths were laid at the city hall event

The Irish prime minister has attended a Remembrance Sunday event every year since Enda Kenny became the first to take part five years ago.

A two-minute silence was held at the Cenotaph at Belfast City Hall.

Image caption DUP leader Arlene Foster, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Chief Constable George Hamilton were among those attending a Remembrance Sunday event in Enniskillen

The occasion commemorates those killed in World War One and World War Two, as well as later conflicts.

The taoiseach, Mr Varadkar, laid a wreath made of laurel leaves in Enniskillen, with a message from the Irish government.

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Image caption Crowds watch the event at Belfast City Hall

Others laying wreaths included families of those killed in the Poppy Day bomb 30 years ago.

Earlier in Londonderry, a tree-planting ceremony was held at the Woodland Trust's Brackfield Wood to remember soldiers from across Ireland who served in World War One.

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Image caption Northern Ireland supporters staged a Remembrance Sunday event in Basle

Northern Ireland supporters also staged a Remembrance Sunday event in Basle, Switzerland, ahead of their World Cup play-off second leg.

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Image caption Chelsea Pensioners Walter Swan and Eddie Reid led a tree-planting ceremony at Brackfield Wood in the Faughan Valley

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