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D-Day veterans honoured 70 years after Normandy landings

Heroes of the liberation of Europe were joined by world leaders as tens of thousands of people remembered the courage and sacrifices of servicemen on the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

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D-day 70: Memorials begin with Pegasus Bridge vigil

The commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-day invasion have begun today with a vigil on Pegasus Bridge, a key strategic target for the landing Allied troops in 1944.

Fireworks marked the moment, at around midnight, that airborne troops landed by glider to seize the bridge in the dead of night.

Fireworks erupt above the rebuilt Pegasus bridge. Credit: Reuters\Chris Helgre

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