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D-Day Veterans Return to Normandy - 06 Jun 2014
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WWII veterans return to Normandy to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allied landings.
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June 05, 2014
British World War II veteran Frederick Glover poses for a photograph as soldiers parachute down during...
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British World War II veteran Frederick Glover poses for a photograph as soldiers parachute down during...
British World War II veteran Frederick Glover poses for a photograph as soldiers parachute down during a D-Day commemoration paratroopers launch event in Ranville, northern France, on June 5, 2014. Some 3,000 veterans are among those attending ceremonies across the northern French coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion in history to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Thomas Bregardis/Pool (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
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June 05, 2014
British D-Day veteran of the Normandy campaign Fred Glover, 88 of Brighton poses while watching a display...
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British D-Day veteran of the Normandy campaign Fred Glover, 88 of Brighton poses while watching a display...
British D-Day veteran of the Normandy campaign Fred Glover, 88 of Brighton poses while watching a display by 300 multi-national paratroops in Ranville, France June 5, 2014. Glover, of the 9th Parachute Battalion, took part in a glider-borne D-Day attack on a German artillery battery in Merville. Some 3,000 veterans are among those attending ceremonies across the Normandy coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion in history seventy years ago to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Second World War. REUTERS/Chris Helgren (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT)
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June 05, 2014
British World War II veteran Jock Hutton (C), 89, stands following his landing after he and teams of...
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British World War II veteran Jock Hutton, 89, stands following his landing after he and teams of French,...
British World War II veteran Jock Hutton (C), 89, stands following his landing after he and teams of French, US, Canadian and British paratroopers jumped from aeroplanes during a D-Day commemoration in Ranville, northern France, on June 5, 2014. Some 3,000 veterans are among those attending ceremonies across the Normandy coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion in history seventy years ago to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Second World War. REUTERS/Leon Neal/Pool (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
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June 05, 2014
Britain's Prince Charles meets widows while attending a lunch with D-Day veterans at a community centre...
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Britain's Prince Charles meets widows while attending a lunch with D-Day veterans at a community centre...
Britain's Prince Charles meets widows while attending a lunch with D-Day veterans at a community centre in Ranville, France June 5, 2014. Some 3,000 veterans are among those attending ceremonies across the northern French coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion in history to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Bruce Adams/Pool (FRANCE - Tags: ANNIVERSARY ENTERTAINMENT MILITARY ROYALS)
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June 05, 2014
British D-Day veteran of the Normandy campaign Jock Hutton (L) arrives in tandem with a member of the...
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British D-Day veteran of the Normandy campaign Jock Hutton arrives in tandem with a member of the British...
British D-Day veteran of the Normandy campaign Jock Hutton (L) arrives in tandem with a member of the British Army's Red Devils parachute team during a display in Ranville, France June 5, 2014. Some 3,000 veterans are among those attending ceremonies across the Normandy coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion in history seventy years ago to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Second World War. REUTERS/Chris Helgren (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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June 05, 2014
Britain's Prince Charles laughs during a lunch with D-Day veterans at a community centre in Ranville,...
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Britain's Prince Charles laughs during a lunch with D-Day veterans at a community centre in Ranville
Britain's Prince Charles laughs during a lunch with D-Day veterans at a community centre in Ranville, France June 5, 2014. Some 3,000 veterans are among those attending ceremonies across the northern French coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion in history to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Bruce Adams/Pool (FRANCE - Tags: ANNIVERSARY ENTERTAINMENT MILITARY ROYALS)
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June 05, 2014
A veteran lies on the ground after feeling unwell during a D-Day event in Portsmouth, southern England...
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
A veteran lies on the ground after feeling unwell during a D-Day event in Portsmouth, southern England...
A veteran lies on the ground after feeling unwell during a D-Day event in Portsmouth, southern England June 5, 2014. Ceremonies in Portsmouth, the embarkation point of much of the invasion force in June 1944, marked the 70th Anniversary of D-Day on Thursday. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY ENTERTAINMENT MILITARY POLITICS)
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June 05, 2014
History enthusiasts wearing WW2 U.S. military uniforms re-enact a D-Day landing on Omaha Beach in Vierville-sur-Mer,...
VIERVILLE-SUR-MER, France
History enthusiasts wearing US military uniforms re-enact D-Day landing on Omaha Beach in Vierville sur...
History enthusiasts wearing WW2 U.S. military uniforms re-enact a D-Day landing on Omaha Beach in Vierville-sur-Mer, on the Normandy coast June 5, 2014. Some 3,000 veterans are among those attending ceremonies across the northern French coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion in history June 6, 1944 to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
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June 05, 2014
Royal Marines (REAR) and members of the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps take part in a display during...
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Royal Marines and members of the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps take part in a display during a D-Day...
Royal Marines (REAR) and members of the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps take part in a display during a D-Day event in Portsmouth June 5, 2014. Ceremonies in Portsmouth, the embarkation point of much of the invasion force in June 1944, marked the 70th Anniversary of D-Day on Thursday. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY MILITARY POLITICS)
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June 03, 2014
U.S. World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel (L), 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served...
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US World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel from Mount Tremper, New York, who served with the 508 PIR 82nd...
U.S. World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel (L), 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served with the 508 PIR, 82nd Airborne, speaks to history enthusiasts in Sainte-Marie-du- Mont, June 3, 2014. Schlegel parachuted onto the Normandy coast in the early hours of June 6, 1944. World leaders will attend ceremonies in Normandy June 6, 2014 marking the 70th anniversary of the allied beach landings on D-Day. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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June 04, 2014
Former member of French Captain Philippe Kieffer's green berets commando unit Leon Gautier, 91 years...
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Former member of French Captain Kieffer's green berets commando unit Gautier attends a commando ceremony...
Former member of French Captain Philippe Kieffer's green berets commando unit Leon Gautier, 91 years old, attends a commando ceremony in Colleville-Montgomery, June 4, 2014. Gautier landed on the beach of Ouistreham with Kieffer's special forces on June 6, 1944, during World War Two. Gautier, who lives in Ouistreham on the Normandy coast, is one of some 3,000 veterans attending ceremonies across the northern French coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion in history to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann (FRANCE - Tags: ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY POLITICS)
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June 04, 2014
British World War Two Commando Jim Daw of Winster, Derbyshire, speaks with Arlette Gondree (L), owner...
Benouville, France
British World War Two veteran Jim Daw of Winster, Derbyshire, speaks with Arlette Gondree, owner of the...
British World War Two Commando Jim Daw of Winster, Derbyshire, speaks with Arlette Gondree (L), owner of the Pegasus bridge cafe in Benouville, June 4, 2014. Gondree was four years old when the cafe, owned by her parents, was liberated by British glider-borne troops after midnight on June 6, 1944. Some 3,000 veterans are among those attending ceremonies across the Normandy coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion in history seventy years ago to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Second World War. REUTERS/Chris Helgren (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT)
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June 04, 2014
U.S. World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel, 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served with...
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U.S. World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel, 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served with...
U.S. World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel, 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served with the 508 PIR, 82nd Airborne, attends a ceremony in Houesville June 4, 2014. Schlegel parachuted onto the Normandy coast in the early hours of June 6, 1944. Some 3,000 veterans are among those attending ceremonies across the northern French coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion in history to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
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June 04, 2014
U.S. World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel (L), 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served...
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US World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel, 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served with...
U.S. World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel (L), 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served with the 508 PIR, 82nd Airborne, waves as he leaves a ceremony aboard a jeep in Houesville June 4, 2014. Schlegel parachuted onto the Normandy coast in the early hours of June 6, 1944. Some 3,000 veterans are among those attending ceremonies across the northern French coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion in history June 6, 1944 to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
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June 04, 2014
U.S. World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel (L), 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served...
HOUESVILLE, France
US World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel, 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served with...
U.S. World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel (L), 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served with the 508 PIR, 82nd Airborne, waves as he leaves a ceremony aboard a jeep in Houesville June 4, 2014. Schlegel parachuted onto the Normandy coast in the early hours of June 6, 1944. Some 3,000 veterans are among those attending ceremonies across the northern French coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion in history to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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June 04, 2014
U.S. World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel, 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served with...
HOUESVILLE, France
US World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel, 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served with...
U.S. World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel, 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served with the 508 PIR, 82nd Airborne, wipes away tears during a ceremony in Houesville June 4, 2014. Schlegel parachuted onto the Normandy coast in the early hours of June 6, 1944. Some 3,000 veterans are among those attending ceremonies across the northern French coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion in history to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
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June 04, 2014
British World War Two Commando Jim Daw (R) of Winster, Derbyshire, speaks with a group of British paratroopers...
Benouville, France
British World War Two Commando Jim Daw of Winster, Derbyshire, speaks with a group of British paratroopers...
British World War Two Commando Jim Daw (R) of Winster, Derbyshire, speaks with a group of British paratroopers from 16 Air Assault Brigade outside the Pegasus bridge cafe in Benouville, June 4, 2014. Some 3,000 veterans are among those attending ceremonies across the Normandy coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion in history seventy years ago to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Second World War. REUTERS/Chris Helgren (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT)
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June 04, 2014
U.S. World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the U.S. Coast Guard...
Utah Beach, France
US World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the US Coast Guard Rescue...
U.S. World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Flotilla One, walks on Utah Beach, on the Normandy coast, June 4, 2014. Some 18 heads of state will attend ceremonies bringing together 3,000 veterans along France's Normandy coast where Allied forces landed on June 6, 1944 in a seaborne invasion that sped up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
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June 04, 2014
U.S. World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the U.S. Coast Guard...
Utah Beach, France
US World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the U.S. Coast Guard...
U.S. World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Flotilla One, walks on Utah Beach, on the Normandy coast, June 4, 2014. Some 18 heads of state will attend ceremonies bringing together 3,000 veterans along France's Normandy coast where Allied forces landed on June 6, 1944 in a seaborne invasion that sped up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
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June 04, 2014
U.S. World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the U.S. Coast Guard...
Utah Beach, France
US World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the US Coast Guard Rescue...
U.S. World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Flotilla One, gestures as he stands on Utah Beach, on the Normandy coast, June 4, 2014. Some 18 heads of state will attend ceremonies bringing together 3,000 veterans along France's Normandy coast where Allied forces landed on June 6, 1944 in a seaborne invasion that sped up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
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June 04, 2014
U.S. World War II veteran Jack Read (R), 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the U.S. Coast...
Utah Beach, France
US World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the US Coast Guard Rescue...
U.S. World War II veteran Jack Read (R), 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Flotilla One, arrives in an U.S. WC 57 Command Car on Utah Beach, on the Normandy coast, June 4, 2014. Some 18 heads of state will attend ceremonies bringing together 3,000 veterans along France's Normandy coast where Allied forces landed on June 6, 1944 in a seaborne invasion that sped up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
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June 04, 2014
U.S World War II veteran Jack Read (L), 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the U.S coast Guard...
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US World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the US Coast Guard Rescue...
U.S World War II veteran Jack Read (L), 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the U.S coast Guard Rescue Flotilla One rides in an U.S. WC 57 Command Car in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, on the Normandy coast, June 4, 2014. Some 18 heads of state will attend ceremonies bringing together 3,000 veterans along France's Normandy coast where Allied forces landed on June 6, 1944 in a seaborne invasion that sped up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
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June 04, 2014
U.S. World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the U.S. Coast Guard...
Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France
US World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the US Coast Guard Rescue...
U.S. World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Flotilla One, waves from an U.S. WC 57 Command Car in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, on the Normandy coast, June 4, 2014. Some 18 heads of state will attend ceremonies bringing together 3,000 veterans along France's Normandy coast where Allied forces landed on June 6, 1944 in a seaborne invasion that sped up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
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June 04, 2014
U.S. World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the U.S. Coast Guard...
Utah Beach, France
U.S World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the US coast Guard Rescue...
U.S. World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Flotilla One, arrives in an U.S. WC 57 Command Car on Utah Beach on the Normandy Coast June 4, 2014. Some 18 heads of state will attend ceremonies bringing together 3,000 veterans along France's Normandy coast where Allied forces landed on June 6, 1944 in a seaborne invasion that sped up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
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June 04, 2014
U.S. World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the U.S. Coast Guard...
Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France
US World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the US Coast Guard Rescue...
U.S. World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Flotilla One, waves from an U.S. WC 57 Command Car in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, on the Normandy coast, June 4, 2014. Some 18 heads of state will attend ceremonies bringing together 3,000 veterans along France's Normandy coast where Allied forces landed on June 6, 1944 in a seaborne invasion that sped up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
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June 04, 2014
U.S. World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the U.S. Coast Guard...
Cherbourg, France
US World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the US Coast Guard Rescue...
U.S. World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Flotilla One, speaks with a pilot at the airport of Cherbourg, on the Normandy coast, June 4, 2014. Some 18 heads of state will attend ceremonies bringing together 3,000 veterans along France's Normandy coast where Allied forces landed on June 6, 1944 in a seaborne invasion that sped up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
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June 04, 2014
U.S. World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the U.S Coast Guard...
Cherbourg, France
US World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the US Coast Guard Rescue...
U.S. World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the U.S Coast Guard Rescue Flotilla One, arrives at the harbour of Cherbourg, on the Normandy coast, June 4, 2014. Some 18 heads of state will attend ceremonies bringing together 3,000 veterans along France's Normandy coast where Allied forces landed on June 6, 1944 in a seaborne invasion that sped up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
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June 04, 2014
U.S. World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the U.S Coast Guard...
Cherbourg, France
US World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the US Coast Guard Rescue...
U.S. World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the U.S Coast Guard Rescue Flotilla One, arrives at the harbour of Cherbourg, on the Normandy coast, June 4, 2014. Some 18 heads of state will attend ceremonies bringing together 3,000 veterans along France's Normandy coast where Allied forces landed on June 6, 1944 in a seaborne invasion that sped up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
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June 04, 2014
British D-Day veteran Paul Butler, 88, from Oxfordshire walks away from a wall mural as his daughter...
Arromanches-Les-Bains, France
British D-Day veteran Butler stands near a wall mural in Arromanches-les-Bains on the Normandy coast
British D-Day veteran Paul Butler, 88, from Oxfordshire walks away from a wall mural as his daughter (out of frame) takes a photograph at Arromanches-les-Bains on the Normandy coast June 4, 2014. Some 18 heads of state will attend ceremonies bringing together 3,000 veterans along France's Normandy coast where Allied forces landed on June 6, 1944 in a seaborne invasion that sped up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Toby Melville (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
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June 04, 2014
British World War Two veteran Harry Durant (R) of Leicester, who landed at Gold Beach, speaks with war...
Benouville, France
British World War Two veteran Harry Durant speaks with war re-enactors at the Pegasus bridge crossing...
British World War Two veteran Harry Durant (R) of Leicester, who landed at Gold Beach, speaks with war re-enactors at the Pegasus bridge crossing in Benouville, France June 4, 2014. British forces landing in gliders captured the original bridge, which was rebuilt in 1994, just after midnight on D-Day June 6, 1944. Some 3,000 veterans are among those attending ceremonies across the Normandy coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion in history June 6, 1944 to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two.REUTERS/Chris Helgren (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT)
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June 04, 2014
British World War Two veteran Tony Leake (C Left) of Brighton, who landed on D-Day with the 8th Battalion...
Benouville, France
British World War Two veteran Tony Leake of Brighton, who landed on D-Day with the 8th Battalion The...
British World War Two veteran Tony Leake (C Left) of Brighton, who landed on D-Day with the 8th Battalion The Parachute Regiment, leaves the Pegasus bridge cafe in Benouville, France June 4, 2014. Some 3,000 veterans are among those attending ceremonies across the Normandy coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion in history June 6, 1944 to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Second World War. REUTERS/Chris Helgren (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT)
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June 04, 2014
D-Day veterans attend a commemorative badge ceremony at the Regional Council in Caen June 4, 2014. Some...
Caen, France
D-Day veterans attend a commemorative badge ceremony at the Regional Council in Caen
D-Day veterans attend a commemorative badge ceremony at the Regional Council in Caen June 4, 2014. Some 18 heads of state will attend ceremonies bringing together 3,000 veterans along France's northern Normandy coast where Allied forces landed on June 6, 1944 in a seaborne invasion that sped up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann (FRANCE - Tags: ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT POLITICS)
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June 04, 2014
D-Day veterans attend a commemorative badge ceremony at the Regional Council in Caen June 4, 2014. Some...
Caen, France
D-Day veterans attend a commemorative badge ceremony at the Regional Council in Caen
D-Day veterans attend a commemorative badge ceremony at the Regional Council in Caen June 4, 2014. Some 18 heads of state will attend ceremonies bringing together 3,000 veterans along France's northern Normandy coast where Allied forces landed on June 6, 1944 in a seaborne invasion that sped up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann (FRANCE - Tags: ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT POLITICS)
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June 04, 2014
U.S. World War II veteran Jack Hamlin, 93 years-old from Springfield, Missouri, who served with the Rescue...
CARENTAN, France
US World War II veteran Jack Hamlin , 93 years-old from Springfield, Missouri, who served with the Rescue...
U.S. World War II veteran Jack Hamlin, 93 years-old from Springfield, Missouri, who served with the Rescue Flotilla 1, U.S.C.G, poses beside a staff car in Carentan, on the Normandy coast June 4, 2014. Some 18 heads of state will attend ceremonies bringing together 3,000 veterans along France's northern coast where Allied forces landed on June 6, 1944 in a seaborne invasion that sped up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
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June 04, 2014
British D-Day veteran Gordon Prime, 90, from Birmingham in central England, chats with a local museum...
Arromanches-Les-Bains, France
British D-Day veteran Prime Mason chats with a local museum owner at Arromanches-les-Bains on the Normandy...
British D-Day veteran Gordon Prime, 90, from Birmingham in central England, chats with a local museum owner at Arromanches-les-Bains on the Normandy coast June 4, 2014. Some 3,000 veterans are among those attending ceremonies across the northern French coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion in history June 6, 1944 to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Toby Melville (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
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June 04, 2014
British D-Day veterans poses for photographs with children at Arromanches-les-Bains on the Normandy coast...
Arromanches-Les-Bains, France
British D-Day veterans poses for photographs with children at Arromanches-les-Bains during events to...
British D-Day veterans poses for photographs with children at Arromanches-les-Bains on the Normandy coast June 4, 2014. Some 3,000 veterans are among those attending ceremonies across the northern French coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion in history June 6, 1944 to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Toby Melville (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)

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June 04, 2014
British D-Day veteran Harry Mason, 95, formerly of the Royal Medicals Corps, from Warrington in northern...
Arromanches-Les-Bains, France
British D-Day veteran Mason sits on the seawall at Arromanches-les-Bains on the Normandy coast
British D-Day veteran Harry Mason, 95, formerly of the Royal Medicals Corps, from Warrington in northern England, sits on the seawall at Arromanches-les-Bains on the Normandy coast June 4, 2014. Some 3,000 veterans are among those attending ceremonies across the northern French coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion in history June 6, 1944 to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Toby Melville (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
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June 04, 2014
British D-Day veteran Harry Mason, 95, formerly of the Royal Medicals Corps, from Warrington in northern...
Arromanches, France
British D-Day Mason sits on the sea wall at Arromanches-les-Bains on the Normandy coast
British D-Day veteran Harry Mason, 95, formerly of the Royal Medicals Corps, from Warrington in northern England sits on the seawall at Arromanches-les-Bains on the Normandy coast June 4, 2014. Some 3,000 veterans are among those attending ceremonies across the northern French coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion in history June 6, 1944 to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Toby Melville (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
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June 04, 2014
British D-Day veteran Harry Mason, 95, (R), formerly of the Royal Medicals Corps, from Warrington in...
Arromanches-Les-Bains, France
British D-Day Mason and his cousin Godwin sit on the sea wall at Arromanches-les-Bains on the Normandy...
British D-Day veteran Harry Mason, 95, (R), formerly of the Royal Medicals Corps, from Warrington in northern England and his cousin Dorothy Godwin, 90, from Birmingham in central England, sit on the seawall at Arromanches-les-Bains on the Normandy coast June 4, 2014. Some 3,000 veterans are among those attending ceremonies across the northern French coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion in history June 6, 1944 to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Toby Melville (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
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June 04, 2014
British D-Day veterans Bill Reynolds, 90, (L) and Harry Fenn, 89, who landed on Gold and Sword Beaches...
Arromanches-Les-Bains, France
British D-Day veterans Reynolds, and Fenn, 89, who landed on Gold and Sword Beaches on D-Day respectively,...
British D-Day veterans Bill Reynolds, 90, (L) and Harry Fenn, 89, who landed on Gold and Sword Beaches on D-Day respectively, walk on the beach at Arromanches-les-Bains on the Normandy coast June 4, 2014. Some 3,000 veterans are among those attending ceremonies across the northern French coastline where Allied forces landed June 6, 1944 in the largest seaborne invasion in history to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Toby Melville (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY)
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June 04, 2014
British World War II D-Day veteran George Stagg, aged 90, from London, who landed on Gold Beach on D-Day,...
Arromanches-Les-Bains, France
British D-Day veteran Stagg, sits on a beach wall at Arromanches-les-Bains during events to mark the...
British World War II D-Day veteran George Stagg, aged 90, from London, who landed on Gold Beach on D-Day, sits on a beach wall at Arromanches-les-Bains on the Normandy coast June 4, 2014. Some 3,000 veterans are among those attending ceremonies across the northern French coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion in history on June 6, 1944 to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Toby Melville (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
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June 03, 2014
Don Hamilton, 90, a World War Two veteran from Ottawa who served in the Royal Canadian Navy, views gravestones...
Beny Sur Mer, France
Don Hamilton, 90, a World War Two veteran from Ottawa who served in the Royal Canadian Navy, views gravestones...
Don Hamilton, 90, a World War Two veteran from Ottawa who served in the Royal Canadian Navy, views gravestones with his grand daughter Hannah Wilkinson at the Canadian military cemetary in Beny-sur-Mer, June 3, 2014. World leaders will attend ceremonies in Normandy on June 6, 2014 marking the 70th anniversary of the Second World War D-Day beach landings. REUTERS/Chris Helgren (FRANCE - Tags: ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT)
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June 03, 2014
Canadian World War Two veteran Daniel Galipeau of Huntington, Quebec poses as workers paint the Queen's...
BERNIERES-SUR-MER, France
Canadian World War Two veteran Daniel Galipeau of Huntington, Quebec poses as workers paint the Queen's...
Canadian World War Two veteran Daniel Galipeau of Huntington, Quebec poses as workers paint the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada House in Bernieres-sur-Mer, June 3, 2014. Galipeau, a sapper with the 16 Field Engineers, landed in the morning on D-Day on the beach facing the house. World leaders will attend ceremonies in Normandy on June 6, 2014 marking the 70th anniversary of the Second World War D-Day beach landings. REUTERS/Chris Helgren (FRANCE - Tags: ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT)
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June 04, 2014
Former member of French Captain Philippe Kieffer's green berets commando Leon Gautier, 91 years old,...
COLLEVILLE-MONTGOMERY, France
Former member of French Captain Kieffer's green berets commando Gautier attends a commando ceremony in...
Former member of French Captain Philippe Kieffer's green berets commando Leon Gautier, 91 years old, attends a commando ceremony in Colleville-Montgomery, June 4, 2014. Gautier landed on the beach of Ouistreham with Kieffer's special forces on June 6, 1944, during World War Two. Gautier, who lives in Ouistreham on the Normandy coast, is one of some 3,000 veterans attending ceremonies across the northern French coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion in history to help speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann (FRANCE - Tags: ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT)
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June 03, 2014
British World War II veteran Ronnie Firth (L), 94 years-old, who served with the Royal engineers "Desert...
Colleville-Sur-Mer, France
British World War II veteran Ronnie Firth, 94 years-old, speaks with British World War II veteran Ernie...
British World War II veteran Ronnie Firth (L), 94 years-old, who served with the Royal engineers "Desert Rats" speaks with British World War II veteran Ernie Covill, 89 years-old, who served with the Royal Army Service Corps at the American War cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, June 3, 2014. World leaders will attend ceremonies in Normandy June 6, 2014 marking the 70th anniversary of the Second World War allied beach landings on D-Day. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY)
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June 03, 2014
U.S. World War II veteran Bob Thomas, 88 years-old from Connecticut, who served with the I-company, 3RD...
Colleville-Sur-Mer, France
US World War II veteran Bob Thomas, 88 years-old from Connecticut, visits the American War cemetery in...
U.S. World War II veteran Bob Thomas, 88 years-old from Connecticut, who served with the I-company, 3RD BN 347th infantry regiment, 87th Division "Golden Acorn", poses as he visits the American War cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, June 3, 2014. World leaders will attend ceremonies in Normandy June 6, 2014 marking the 70th anniversary of the Second World War allied beach landings on D-Day. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY)
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June 03, 2014
U.S. World War II veteran Bob Thomas, 88 years-old from Connecticut, who served with the I-company, 3RD...
Colleville-Sur-Mer, France
US World War II veteran Bob Thomas, 88 years-old from Connecticut, visits the American War cemetery in...
U.S. World War II veteran Bob Thomas, 88 years-old from Connecticut, who served with the I-company, 3RD BN 347th infantry regiment, 87th Division "Golden Acorn", visits the American War cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, June 3, 2014. World leaders will attend ceremonies in Normandy June 6, 2014 marking the 70th anniversary of the Second World War allied beach landings on D-Day. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY)
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June 03, 2014
U.S. World War II veteran Bob Thomas, 88 years-old from Connecticut, who served with the I-company, 3RD...
Colleville-Sur-Mer, France
US World War II veteran Bob Thomas, 88 years-old from Connecticut, visits the American War cemetery in...
U.S. World War II veteran Bob Thomas, 88 years-old from Connecticut, who served with the I-company, 3RD BN 347th infantry regiment, 87th Division "Golden Acorn", visits the American War cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, June 3, 2014. World leaders will attend ceremonies in Normandy June 6, 2014 marking the 70th anniversary of the Second World War allied beach landings on D-Day. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY)
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June 03, 2014
U.S. World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel (L), 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served...
SAINTE-MARIE-DU-MONT, France
US World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel, 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served with...
U.S. World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel (L), 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served with the 508 PIR, 82nd Airborne, poses with British youths from Yorkshire, Cameron Stevens (R) and Joe Newton in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, June 3, 2014. Schlegel parachuted onto the Normandy coast in the early hours of June 6, 1944. World leaders will attend ceremonies in Normandy June 6, 2014 marking the 70th anniversary of the allied beach landings on D-Day. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY)
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June 03, 2014
U.S. World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel (L), 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served...
SAINTE- MARIE-DU-MONT, France
US World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel, 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served with...
U.S. World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel (L), 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served with the 508 PIR, 82nd Airborne, autographs an US helmet for history enthusiasts in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, June 3, 2014. Schlegel parachuted onto the Normandy coast in the early hours of June 6, 1944. World leaders will attend ceremonies in Normandy June 6, 2014 marking the 70th anniversary of the allied beach landings on D-Day. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY)
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June 03, 2014
U.S. World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel, 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served with...
PICAUVILLE, France
US World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel from Mount Tremper, New York, who served with the 508 PIR 82nd...
U.S. World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel, 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served with the 508 PIR, 82nd Airborne, walks on the country road which bears his name in Picauville ,near Sainte-Mere-Eglise, June 3, 2014. Schlegel parachuted on this country road in the early hours of June 6, 1944. World leaders will attend ceremonies in Normandy June 6, 2014 marking the 70th anniversary of the allied beach landings on D-Day. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY)
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June 03, 2014
U.S. World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel, 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served with...
PICAUVILLE, France
US World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel from Mount Tremper, New York, who served with the 508 PIR 82nd...
U.S. World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel, 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served with the 508 PIR, 82nd Airborne, gestures on the country road which bears his name in Picauville near Sainte-Mere-Eglise, June 3, 2014. Schlegel parachuted on this country road in the early hours of June 6, 1944. World leaders will attend ceremonies in Normandy June 6, 2014 marking the 70th anniversary of the allied beach landings on D-Day. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (FRANCE MILITARY CONFLICT - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY)
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June 02, 2014
People take souvenir pictures of a British World War II veteran (C Rear) in the center of Sainte-Mere-Eglise,...
Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France
People take souvenir pictures of a British World War II veteran in the center of Sainte-Mere-Eglise,...
People take souvenir pictures of a British World War II veteran (C Rear) in the center of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, on the Normandy coast June 2, 2014. World leaders will attend ceremonies in Normandy June 6, 2014 marking the 70th anniversary of the allied World War Two beach landings on D-Day. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY)
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June 02, 2014
A British World War II veteran, who declined to give his name, poses in the center of Sainte-Mere-Eglise,...
Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France
British World War II veteran poses in the center of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, on the Normandy coast
A British World War II veteran, who declined to give his name, poses in the center of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, on the Normandy coast June 2, 2014. World leaders will attend ceremonies in Normandy June 6, 2014 marking the 70th anniversary of the allied World War Two beach landings on D-Day. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY)
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June 02, 2014
A British World War II veteran, who declined to give his name, poses in the center of Sainte-Mere-Eglise,...
Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France
British World War II veteran poses in the center of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, on the Normandy coast
A British World War II veteran, who declined to give his name, poses in the center of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, on the Normandy coast June 2, 2014. World leaders will attend ceremonies in Normandy June 6, 2014 marking the 70th anniversary of the allied World War Two beach landings on D-Day. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY)
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June 01, 2014
British World War II veteran Edwin Jeffery, a seamen on Royal Navy HMS Vanquisher during D-Day, poses...
Arromanches, France
British World War II veteran Edwin Jeffery, seaman on the Royal Navy HMS Vanquisher during D-Day, poses...
British World War II veteran Edwin Jeffery, a seamen on Royal Navy HMS Vanquisher during D-Day, poses in Arromanches on the Normandy coast June 1, 2014. World leaders will attend ceremonies in Normandy June 6, 2014 marking the 70th anniversary of the Second World War allied beach landings on D-Day. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY)
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June 01, 2014
British World War II veteran Edwin Jeffery, a seaman on the Royal Navy HMS Vanquisher during D-Day, waves...
Arromanches, France
British World War II veteran Edwin Jeffery, a seaman on the Royal Navy HMS Vanquisher during D-Day, waves...
British World War II veteran Edwin Jeffery, a seaman on the Royal Navy HMS Vanquisher during D-Day, waves to enthousiasts in Arromanches on the Normandy coast June 1, 2014. World leaders will attend ceremonies in Normandy June 6, 2014 marking the 70th anniversary of the Second World War allied beach landings on D-Day. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (FRANCE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY)
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