In Pictures: The region's tributes to its war dead

Newcastle City Centre, together with dozens of other North East cities and towns, paused at 11 o clock in honour of those who fell in wars past and present.

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The service at Eldon Gardens, Newcastle city centre this morning Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
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Hundreds joined the short parade on a sunlit November morning Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
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A soldier checks his watch as his colleagues and the public bow their heads for 2 minute silence Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
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War Veterans at today's silence in Newcastle Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
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Serving service people joined war veterans to honour their fallen colleagues Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Meanwhile in Sunderland, the public was lead by war veterans and serving service people in a moving ceremony.

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Sunderland's service at 11 o clock this morning Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
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The Sunderland service was attended by hundreds who paid their respects Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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