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By Nina Massey

Published 09/11/2015

Members of the armed forces at the Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Members of the armed forces at the Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Veterans during Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
First Minister Peter Robinson during Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan, during Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Veterans during Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers during the Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers during the Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
First Minister Peter Robinson during Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
First Minister Peter Robinson during Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
First Minister Peter Robinson's wreath laid "On behalf of the citizens of Northern Ireland" at the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
UUP Cllr Colin McCusker lays a wreath at Magheralin Church of Ireland. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
UUP Cllr Colin McCusker lays a wreath at Magheralin Church of Ireland. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown walks through Downing Street on his way to the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
An officer of the Royal Navy lays a wreath at the Cenotaph in Belfast City. Pic: Aaron McCracken/Harrisons.
Crowds wait before the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.
Queen Elizabeth II during the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.
Queen Elizabeth II during the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.
Troops form up outside St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh, during a Remembrance Sunday parade held in tribute for members of the armed forces who have died in major conflicts. Danny Lawson/PA Wire.
Veterans parade past St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh, during a Remembrance Sunday parade held in tribute for members of the armed forces who have died in major conflicts. Danny Lawson/PA Wire.
Troops form up outside St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh, during a Remembrance Sunday parade held in tribute for members of the armed forces who have died in major conflicts. Danny Lawson/PA Wire.
Samantha Cameron before the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson and his wife Marina Wheeler walk through Downing Street on their way to the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall. Chris Radburn/PA Wire.
Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha walk through Downing Street on their way to the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall. Chris Radburn/PA Wire.
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown walks through Downing Street on his way to the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall. Chris Radburn/PA Wire.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie walk through Downing Street on their way to the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall. Chris Radburn/PA Wire.
Former Prime Minister Sir John Major walks through Downing Street on his way to the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall. Chris Radburn/PA Wire.
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne walks through Downing Street on his way to the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall. Chris Radburn/PA Wire.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis walks through Downing Street on his way to the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall. Chris Radburn/PA Wire.
Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn walks through Downing Street on his way to the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall. Chris Radburn/PA Wire.
Home Secretary Theresa May, walks through Downing Street on her way to the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall. Chris Radburn/PA Wire.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon walks through Downing Street on his way to the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall. Chris Radburn/PA Wire.
Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal, Baroness Stowell of Beeston, walks through Downing Street on her way to the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall. Chris Radburn/PA Wire.
Military march before the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.
A band marches before the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.
Police overlook the scene before the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.

Many eyes fell on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as he attended the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph.

There was speculation about whether the anti-war campaigner would wear a poppy - he had earlier refused to rule out wearing a white pacifist poppy.

But Mr Corbyn was seen wearing the well-known tribute to the war dead at the annual Festival of Remembrance on Saturday, and again at the cenotaph service at which he laid a wreath.

People were also keen to see whether the life-long republican would sing the national anthem, after he did not participate in its singing during the Battle of Britain 75th anniversary commemorations. But as he stood next to David Cameron after the wreath laying, Mr Corbyn could be seen singing the anthem.

Mr Corbyn was seen wearing the well-known tribute to the war dead at the annual Festival of Remembrance on Saturday, and again at the cenotaph service at which he laid a wreath
Mr Corbyn was seen wearing the well-known tribute to the war dead at the annual Festival of Remembrance on Saturday, and again at the cenotaph service at which he laid a wreath

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