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Photos: Remembering war veterans around the world

People & Places

1 Ernie Lamson salutes during the Pledge of Allegiance at a Veterans Day ceremony at the Vietnam War Memorial on the State Capitol grounds in St. Paul, Minn. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. The 91-year-old served in WWII with the 82nd Airborne Division. 
2 Veterans John Anderson, left, and Rick Pieper make adjustments to an array of flags before the Veterans Day ceremony at the Vietnam War Memorial on the State Capitol grounds in St. Paul, Minn. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. 
3 The colors are presented during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Vietnam War Memorial on the State Capitol grounds in St. Paul, Minn. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. 
4 Airborne Veterans provide a rifle salute during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Vietnam War Memorial on the State Capitol grounds in St. Paul, Minn. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. 
5 Mary O'Connor and her husband Donald Swensrud scan the Vietnam War Memorial wall of names before a Veterans Day ceremony on the State Capitol grounds in St. Paul, Minn. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. 
6 Bundled observers watch as the colors are posted during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Vietnam War Memorial on the State Capitol grounds in St. Paul, Minn. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. 
7 A veteran attends a Remembrance Day ceremony along with members of Scotland's armed forces and other veterans, to commemorate and pay respect to the sacrifice of service men and women who fought in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts on November 10, 2013 in Fort William, Scotland. People across the UK gathered to pay tribute to service personnel who have died during conflicts, as part of the annual Remembrance Sunday ceremonies. 
8 Commandos gather to commemorate and pay respect to the sacrifice of service men and women who fought in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts on November 10, 2013 in Spean Bridge, Scotland. 
9 Veterans make their way past the Cenotaph on Whitehall during the annual Remembrance Sunday service on Nov. 10, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. 
10 Queen Elizabeth II lays a wreath on the Cenotaph on Whitehall during the Annual Remembrance Day service on November 10, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. People across the UK gathered to pay tribute to service personnel who have died in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts, as part of the annual Remembrance Sunday ceremonies. 
11 Brokers and underwriters line the balconies and escalators of the Lloyd's of London building during a service on Nov. 11, 2013 in London, England. The service at Lloyd's is observed with the ringing of the Lutine Bell, the laying of wreaths before the Book of Remembrance and a two minute silence. 
12 A choir sings as brokers and underwriters line the balconies and escalators of the Lloyd's of London building during a service on Nov. 11, 2013 in London, England. 
13 A wreath is seen at the Cenotaph during the Rememberance Day Service held at the Cenotaph, Martin Place on November 11, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War. A one minute silence is called at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month of the year. 
14 People gather to pay tribute at the Cenotaph during the Rememberance Day Service held at the Cenotaph, Martin Place on Nov. 11, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. 
15 In the rain, people gather to pay tribute at the Cenotaph during the Rememberance Day Service held at the Cenotaph, Martin Place on Nov. 11, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. 
16 A visitor at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington passes early in the morning on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, to look at the names inscribed on the wall. 
17 World War II veteran from Liverpool, UK, Alan Rowe, center, watches paper poppies fall during an Armistice Day ceremony under the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. The Menin Gate Memorial bears the names of more than 54,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I and whose graves are not known. 
18 A member of the military color guard stands at attention before a ceremony where U.S. President Barack Obama will lay a commemorative wreath for Veterans Day at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery on Nov. 11, 2013 in Arlington, Va. 
19 An unidentified Vietnam veteran traces a name off a fallen soldier off the Viet Nam Memorial wall seen here on Veteran's Day November 11, 2013 as he pays his respects in Washington, DC. 
20 President Barack Obama positions a commemorative wreath during a ceremony on Veterans Day at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery on November 11, 2013 in Arlington, Va.