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70th D-Day anniversary preparations
ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS, FRANCE - JUNE 02: A young boy, who is part of a WWII reenactment group, walks along 'Gold Beach' at Arromanche as preparations for the 70th Anniversary Of D-Day are finalised on June 2, 2014 in Arromanches-les-Bains, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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