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Photos: Veterans honored around the world
Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Around the world, veterans are being honored in Remembrance Day and Veterans' Day ceremonies.

Remembrance Day, also called Armistice Day, commemorates soldiers who have lost their lives serving, and is held on November 11th in Commonwealth countries to pay homage to the end of World War One, which officially ceased "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month," in 1918.

Veterans' Day is the American counterpart, and celebrates "the bravery and sacrifice of all US veterans," according to Military.com

From Manila to London, here are some of the best photographs from the day. 

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A veteran looks at a large poppy wreath at the Royal British Legion Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey on November 8, 2012 in London, England. Hundreds of small crosses bearing a poppy have been planted in a Field of Remembrance in a tribute to British servicemen and women who have lost their lives in conflict.

(Peter Macdiarmid - AFP/Getty Images)
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Veterans look at crosses in the Royal British Legion Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey on November 8, 2012 in London, England.

(Peter Macdiarmid - AFP/Getty Images)
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King Albert II of Belgium meets with war veterans during a tribute to the unknown soldier on November 11, 2012 in Brussels, Belgium.

(Mark Renders - AFP/Getty Images)
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Chelsea Pensioners march past the Cenotaph during Remembrance Sunday service in Whitehall, Central London, on November 11, 2012. Services are held annually across Commonwealth countries during Remembrance Day to commemorate servicemen and women who have fallen in the line of duty since World War I.

(Carl Court - AFP/Getty Images)
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Veterans and members of the public pay tribute to those who died during war at the opening of the garden of remembrance in Princess Street Gardens on November 5, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. A two minute silence was held, to honour those who fell during World War I and World War II and recognising those who have died in conflicts since.

(Jeff J. Mitchell - AFP/Getty Images)
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Prince Charles, Prince of Wales greets war veterans and members of the public with Prime Minister John Key following Armistice Day commemorations at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on November 11, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand.

(Phil Walter - AFP/Getty Images)
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US and Philippine soldiers carry their national flags during the Veterans Day commemoration at the US cemetery in Manila on November 11, 2012. The US cemetery contains the remains of 16,631 Americans who died in the Pacific, China,India, and Burma theaters of war.

(Ted Aljibe - AFP/Getty Images)
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A French veteran soldiers stand to attention during a ceremony held by the French Embassy in Beirut to commemorate the French soldiers killed during World War I in Lebanon, at the French military cemetery on November 9, 2012.

(Stringer - AFP/Getty Images)
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French veterans hold flags during a ceremony to mark the 42th anniversary of the death of late President Charles de Gaulle at the Colombey-les-Deux-Églises cemetery on November 9, 2012.

(Francois Nascimbeni - AFP/Getty Images)
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The Australia team observe a minute silence to commemorate Remembrance Day during day three of the First Test match between Australia and South Africa at The Gabba on November 11, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.

(Matt Roberts - AFP/Getty Images)
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A boy plants a wooden cross bearing a poppy in a memorial field at Saltwell Park in Gateshead, north-east England.

(Paul Ellis - AFP/Getty Images)
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A wooden cross bearing the picture of Victoria Cross recipient Bryan Budd is planted amid thousands others in a memorial field at Saltwell Park in Gateshead, north-east England, on October 29, 2012 ahead of Remembrance Day (Armistice Day) on November 11.

(Paul Ellis - AFP/Getty Images)
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Visitors walk past graves during the Veteran's Day commemoration at the US cemetery in Manila on November 11, 2012.

(Ted Aljibe - AFP/Getty Images)
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eterans and members of the public pay tribute to those who died during war at the opening of the garden of remembrance in Princess Street Gardens on November 5, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

(Jeff J. Mitchell - AFP/Getty Images)
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Duchess of Cornwall, right, meets with New Zealand war veteran Staff Sgt Kirsty Meynell after the Armistice Day Service, the Cenotaph, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday, November 11, 2012.

(Ross Setford - AFP/Getty Images)
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US and Philippine soldiers carry their national flags during the Veterans Day commemoration at the US cemetery in Manila on November 11, 2012.

(Ted Aljibe - AFP/Getty Images)
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It's a lovely thing when shared traditions unite so many different people.