People from around the world descend on Normandy

Volunteers plant some of 22,000 Union Jack flags with handwritten notes of gratitude to allied soldiers on Asnelles beach.
Volunteers plant some of 22,000 Union Jack flags with handwritten notes of gratitude to allied soldiers on Asnelles beach. Credit: REUTERS/Chris Helgren
A vintage US Army jeep is driven past the remains of a Mulberry harbour on Gold Beach.
A vintage US Army jeep is driven past the remains of a Mulberry harbour on Gold Beach. Credit: REUTERS/Chris Helgren
Members of the Seaforth Highlanders of Holland march along the Canadian D-Day landing zone of Juno Beach at Bernieres-sur-Mer.
Members of the Seaforth Highlanders of Holland march along the Canadian D-Day landing zone of Juno Beach at Bernieres-sur-Mer. Credit: REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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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.