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Royals, Politicians, and Veterans Remember D-Day

Jun 6 2014 - 9:28am

World leaders came together in France on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day with veterans, gathering for thoughtful services, special photo ops, and, well, some awkward run-ins — see: Obama and Putin. President Obama delivered a speech at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial at Omaha Beach, opening by saying, "If prayer were made of sound, the skies over England that night would have deafened the world." He told moving stories about the veterans who fought back in 1944, adding, "Whenever the world makes you cynical, stop and think of these men."

Obama's audience included members of the British royal family, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, and more. Take a look at some incredible photos from 1944 [1], and keep reading for the best pictures from Friday's special anniversary event.

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