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Thursday 27 November 2014

Remembrance Sunday 2013: Enda Kenny, Theresa Villiers and Dame Mary Peters lay wreaths at solemn services across Northern Ireland

Soldiers from the 36th (Ulster) and 16th (Irish) divisions fought in the First World War's Battle of the Somme between 1 July and 13 November 1916.

Royal British Legion Newry Branch Remembrance Sunday Service. Three Year Old  Emma Andrews from the Commons, Newry. Services are taking place across the UK to remember those killed in the two world wars and other conflicts. NewRayPics
Royal British Legion Newry Branch Remembrance Sunday Service. Three Year Old Emma Andrews from the Commons, Newry. Services are taking place across the UK to remember those killed in the two world wars and other conflicts. NewRayPics
PACEMAKER BELFAST 11/11/2013 Armistice Day in Ballymena Co Antrim on monday morning , which honours members of the armed forces who have died since the war, which comes a day after Remembrance Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 11/11/2013 Armistice Day in Ballymena Co Antrim on monday morning , which honours members of the armed forces who have died since the war, which comes a day after Remembrance Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 11/11/2013 Armistice Day in Ballymena Co Antrim on monday morning , which honours members of the armed forces who have died since the war, which comes a day after Remembrance Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 11/11/2013 Armistice Day in Ballymena Co Antrim on monday morning , which honours members of the armed forces who have died since the war, which comes a day after Remembrance Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 11/11/2013 Armistice Day in Ballymena Co Antrim on monday morning , which honours members of the armed forces who have died since the war, which comes a day after Remembrance Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 11/11/2013 Armistice Day in Ballymena Co Antrim on monday morning , which honours members of the armed forces who have died since the war, which comes a day after Remembrance Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 11/11/2013 Armistice Day in Ballymena Co Antrim on monday morning , which honours members of the armed forces who have died since the war, which comes a day after Remembrance Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 11/11/2013 Armistice Day in Ballymena Co Antrim on monday morning , which honours members of the armed forces who have died since the war, which comes a day after Remembrance Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 11/11/2013 Armistice Day in Ballymena Co Antrim on monday morning , which honours members of the armed forces who have died since the war, which comes a day after Remembrance Sunday. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Wooden crosses at the Cenotaph beside Belfast City Hall at a Remembrance Sunday service.
Armistice Day Service at the Cenotaph in the grounds of the City Hall in Belfast. Sinn Fein Lord Mayor Mairtin O Muilleoir (centre)
The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers and Ireland Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the annual Remembrance Day service at the War Memorial in Enniskillen. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Armistice Day Service at the Cenotaph in the grounds of the City Hall in Belfast
Scouts on parade at the Cenotaph in Londonderry during Remembrance Sunday. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
Royal British Legion Newry Branch , Remembrance Sunday Service. Young people from Newry attend the service on a crisp autumn morning. NewRayPics
Stormont First Minister Peter Robinson lays a wreath at the Cenotaph beside Belfast City Hall at a Remembrance Sunday service.
Remembrance Day Service and wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Veterans lay wreaths during the ceremony.
Remembrance Day Service and wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Dame Mary Peters lays a wreath during the service.
Members of the public at the Cenotaph in Londonderry during Remembrance Sunday. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
Remembrance Day Service and wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. The Cenotaph pictured after the wreath laying ceremony.
Army Cadets at the Cenotaph in Londonderry during Remembrance Sunday. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
Armistice Day Service at the Cenotaph in the grounds of the City Hall in Belfast
The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers and Northern Ireland Executive Minister Arlene Foster at the annual Remembrance Day service at the War Memorial in Enniskillen. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers pictured with Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Northern Ireland Executive Minister Arlene Foster at the annual Remembrance Day service at the War Memorial in Enniskillen. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers, waits to lay a wreath at the war memorial in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, during a Remembrance Sunday service held in tribute to members of the armed forces who have died in major conflicts.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny lays a laurel wreath at the war memorial in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, during a Remembrance Sunday service held in tribute to members of the armed forces who have died in major conflicts.
Ireland's deputy leader Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore lays a wreath at the Cenotaph beside Belfast City Hall at a Remembrance Sunday service.
A woman holds wooden crosses at the Cenotaph beside Belfast City Hall at a Remembrance Sunday service.
Ireland's deputy leader Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore (right) after laying a wreath at the Cenotaph beside Belfast City Hall at a Remembrance Sunday service.
Stormont First Minister Peter Robinson and Ireland's deputy leader Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore attending a Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph beside Belfast City Hall.
Remembrance Day Service and wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott lays a wreath during the ceremony.
Remembrance Day Service and wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. A veteran places a cross and poppy in the Garden Of Remembrance after the ceremony.
Remembrance Day Service and wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Wreaths pictured after being laid at the Cenotaph.
Remembrance Day Service and wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast Christopher Stalford, First Minister Peter Robinson and Eamon Gilmore from the Irish Government make their way to the Cenotaph.
Remembrance Day Service and wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast Christopher Stalford, First Minister Peter Robinson and Eamon Gilmore from the Irish Government look on as wreaths are laid during the service.
Remembrance Day Service and wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. The flag is lowered to half-mast during the service.
Remembrance Day Service and wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. A guard of honour makes its way to the Cenotaph.
Royal British Legion Newry Branch Remembrance Sunday Service. NewRayPics
Linfield manager David Jeffrey lays a Remembrance wreath before Saturdays Danske Bank Premiership game against Warrenpoint Town at Windsor Park. William Cherry/Presseye
Linfield manager David Jeffrey lays a Remembrance wreath with Royal Irish Ranger who was injured on his first tour of Afghanistan, before Saturdays Danske Bank Premiership game against Warrenpoint Town at Windsor Park. William Cherry/Presseye
Linfield manager David Jeffrey lays a Remembrance wreath before Saturdays Danske Bank Premiership game against Warrenpoint Town at Windsor Park.

The 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment performed a guard of honour at Belfast City Hall's Cenotaph and Garden of Remembrance on Sunday, November 10, where several thousand turned out for Northern Ireland's main commemoration service.

Among those laying wreaths were First Minister Peter Robinson, her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Belfast Dame Mary Peters, with tributes led by Deputy Lord Mayor Alderman Christopher Stalford.

In Enniskillen Ireland's Taoiseach Enda Kenny laid a laurel wreath where the IRA killed 11 people in a Poppy Day bomb in 1987.

Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers laid a poppy wreath at the Co Fermanagh memorial, which was rebuilt after the bomb, as did local Stormont Assembly members Arlene Foster and Tom Elliott.

Large services were also held in Londonderry and Newry.

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