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Wales falls silent to remember war dead

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Wales fell silent at 11am today as the nation marks Armistice Day.

A two minute silence was observed and wreaths laid at war memorials across the country.

The First Minister attended a remembrance service in Cardiff Bay.

In London, wreaths will be laid at the annual Western Front Association service of remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

The Queen and other members of the Royal Family will attend the annual Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall tonight.

This year the event will mark the centenaries of women's service in the regular Armed Forces, the Battle of Passchendaele, the creation of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the 100th birthday of forces' sweetheart, Dame Vera Lynn.

It will also commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein and the creation of the RAF Regiment.