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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Petals dropped on Statue of Liberty in D-Day tribute

Rose petals dropped by helicopters fall around the Statue of Liberty in New York today. Credit: Reuters

Helicopters dropped one million rose petals on New York's Statue of Liberty today in tribute to the sacrifice made by American soldiers on D-Day 70 years ago.

The display was organised by the group The French Will Never Forget with backing from the French authorities.

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