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Wednesday 22 October 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
Linfield manager David Jeffrey lays a Remembrance wreath before Saturdays Danske Bank Premiership game against Warrenpoint Town at Windsor Park.
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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