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Armistice Day 2015 is observed around the world, in pictures

November 11th, 2015

Tributes will be paid today to the millions of British servicemen who have died in conflict since the start of the First World War. Here is a selection of photographs from around the world of this year’s Armistice Day commemorations.

Above: Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall attend the Remembrance Day National Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra

Picture: Tim Rooke/Rex


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The Last Stand: Abandoned World War II structures, in pictures

November 2nd, 2015
Wissant I, Nord-Pas-De-Calais, France

A photographer has captured a series of striking photos of abandoned World War Two military buildings and the surrounding landscapes. British photographer Marc Wilson has been travelling around Northern Europe’s coastlines for the past few years, capturing stunning photos of the eerie, abandoned structures built by Hitler during the Second world War.

Above: Wissant I, Nord-Pas-De-Calais, France

Picture: Marc Wilson/REX


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On the set of China’s booming war film industry, in pictures

August 17th, 2015
Filming of 'The Last Prince' television series at Hengdian World Studios

Seventy years after the end of World War II, there is still widespread resentment across China toward Japan and its wartime misdeeds. It is estimated that hundreds of films depicting China’s victory over Japan in 1945 are produced on the mainland every year and the genre remains one of the country’s most popular entertainment draws.

Picture: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images


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The Nazi jungle hideaway in Argentina used by Hitlers henchmen, in pictures

March 26th, 2015

The first pictures have been released of the Nazi relics that persuaded archaeologists they had found a hide-out for escaping German leaders deep in an Argentinian jungle. A team of archaeologists from the University of Buenos Aires Urban Archaeology Centre spent months exploring the Teyu Cuare provincial park, in the Misiones region of northern Argentina.

Picture: AFP/Getty


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In pictures: remembering the friendly American invasion

March 3rd, 2015

The Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambridgeshire, launched a crowd-sourcing website for the American Air Museum late last year (americanairmuseum.com). It’s a permanent digital record of the memories and stories of the men and women of the US Army Air Forces who found themselves serving their country from England during the Second World War. It also records the experiences of the British people who befriended them. Thousands of pictures have recently been added, with members of the public invited to fill in any missing information. This one shows Texas-born Brigadier General Charles Carl Chauncey playing Santa Claus at a Christmas party given by the personnel of the 8th Air Force in December 1943 for British youngsters (americanairmuseum.com/media/12618). Do you recognise any of the faces?

Picture: IWM Roger Freeman Collection


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Pictures of the day: 13 February 2015

February 15th, 2015

Yeeee-haw! A flying frog looks like a rodeo rider as it effortlessly climbs onto a the back of a woodboring beetle. The photo was taken by wildlife specialist Hendy Mp in Sambas, IndonesiaPicture: Hendy MP/Solent News & Photo Agency


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Pictures of the day: 12 February 2015

February 12th, 2015

Nasa astronaut Terry Virts tweeted this astonishingly beautiful photo of the British Isles with the aurora borealis glowing over ScotlandPicture: @astroterry


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Pictures of the day: 11 February 2015

February 11th, 2015

Tigger the pony and Joker the dog have become best friends.

Great dane Joker and miniature pony Tigger’s friendship blossomed when their owner Ronnie Jones introduced them at her stables. And now, despite getting unusual looks when Ronnie takes them for a walk, the pair are rarely separated.Picture: MIKE THOMAS / CATERS NEWS


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Pictures of the day: 10 February 2015

February 10th, 2015

Rieke lies on a dipper changing table at the zoo in Berlin. The baby female orangutan was born on 12 January 2015, weighing 2.290 grammes.Picture: Ralf Hirschberger/Picture Alliance/Photoshot


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Pictures of the day: 9 February 2015

February 9th, 2015

And you are? A pride of lions come face to prickly face as they surround a porcupine in South Africa’s Kalahari DesertPicture: Philip Eglise/Hot Spot Media


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