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Fallen remembered 100 years on from Battle of Somme

Video report by ITV News Senior International Correspondent John Irvine

Thousands of soldiers who died in the Battle of Somme were remembered today 100 years on.

Services were held around the country and in northern France to commemorate those who lost their lives on July 1, 1916.

The royal family attended a number of events as did Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande.

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George Osborne leads Somme tributes in Manchester

George Obsorne lays a wreath in Manchester. Credit: PA

The Chancellor has led commemorations of the centenary of the Battle of the Somme in Manchester.

George Osborne placed a wreath in St Peter's Square in the centre of the city on Friday afternoon.

David Cameron joined the royal family and foreign dignitaries in paying respects at Thiepval Memorial in France, earlier in the day.

The message Mr Osborne left on his wreath. Credit: PA

Royals lay wreaths at the Cross of the Sacrifice

The Prince of Wales lays a wreath during a service in Thiepval. Credit: PA

The Royal family, led by Prince Charles and French President Francois Hollande, have laid wreaths at the Memorial to the Missing in Thiepval.

The wreaths were laid at the Cross of Sacrifice in front of 10,000 guests.

Prince Harry, the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge. Credit: PA
Prime Minister David Cameron. Credit: PA
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