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Armistice Day: Two-minute silence held across Wales

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Media captionA bugler played the Last Post before the silence at Brecon, Powys

Services have been held across Wales to remember those who died in the two World Wars and all conflicts since.

A two-minute silence was observed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month - the time in 1918 when the guns finally fell silent along the Western Front.

Services took place in Wrexham, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, and the Infantry Battle School, Brecon, Powys.

Commemorations in towns and villages throughout Wales have also taken place.

Image caption The images of some 11,000 Royal Welch Fusiliers who died were projected onto the castle and town walls in Caernarfon
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Image caption Welsh secretary Stephen Crabb laying a wreath at the Royal Mint War Memorial
Image caption A wreath of poppies at the Infantry Battle School, Brecon, Powys

At the Cenotaph in London, singer Cerys Matthews read an extract from The Times newspaper from October 1915 about the deaths of 41 only sons in battle.

In Cardiff, an exhibition has opened at the Senedd which tells stories of soldiers and their families from World War One.

In Wrexham, a two-minute silence was held, while a wartime air raid siren will be sounded at 18:30 GMT.

At the same time, in Caernarfon, the names of almost 11,000 men who died in World War One were projected on to the walls of the castle.

Image caption Observing the two-minute silence at the Senedd
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Image caption Cadets from Cardiff's military college and the public pay their respects outside Cardiff City Hall
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Image caption The remembrance parade and service in Caernarfon
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Image caption Poppies and crosses adorn the Merchant seafarers' memorial outside the Senedd in Cardiff
Image caption Former servicemen observed the silence in Wrexham

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