D-Day remembrance in Normandy

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人們穿著二戰時期的舊式衣裝來到奧馬哈海灘參加諾曼底登陸70週年活動。People wearing WWII style clothes look toward the sea, on the beach of Arromanches, western France, Friday June 6, 2014. Ceremonies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day are drawing thousands of visitors to the cemeteries, beaches and stone-walled villages of Normandy this week, including some of the few remaining survivors of the largest sea-borne invasion ever mounted. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

A flag waves over Omaha Beach, one of the sites of the Allied soldier landings. Veterans of World War II place crosses and flags on the graves of the fallen. World leaders gather in France to pay tribute to the thousands who gave their lives in the invasion on June 6, 1944.

On Friday, a sun-splattered Normandy celebrated peace, with silent salutes, tears and international friendship marking 70 years since the D-Day invasion helped change the course of the war and modern history.

Here’s a look at the commemorations.

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