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In Pictures: Nation falls silent on Remembrance Sunday

A minute’s silence was observed to remember the country’s war dead.

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Remembrance Sunday brought together young and old (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Remembrance Sunday brought together young and old (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Remembrance Sunday brought together young and old (Andrew Milligan/PA)

The Royal Family and leading politicians have led the nation in paying respects to those killed in war on Remembrance Sunday. A solemn ceremony took place at the Cenotaph in central London as well as thousands of war memorials across the country.

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Three generations of royals, the Queen, Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge, witnessed the commemorations (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Three generations of royals, the Queen, Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge, witnessed the commemorations (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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Three generations of royals, the Queen, Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge, witnessed the commemorations (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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Remembrance Sunday brought together Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the midst of the election campaign (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Remembrance Sunday brought together Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the midst of the election campaign (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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Remembrance Sunday brought together Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the midst of the election campaign (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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The Prince of Wales laid a wreath (Victoria Jones/PA)

The Prince of Wales laid a wreath (Victoria Jones/PA)

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The Prince of Wales laid a wreath (Victoria Jones/PA)

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Members of the armed forces remembered fallen comrades (Victoria Jones/PA)

Members of the armed forces remembered fallen comrades (Victoria Jones/PA)

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Members of the armed forces remembered fallen comrades (Victoria Jones/PA)

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Large crowds gathered in Sunderland to see soldiers parade (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Large crowds gathered in Sunderland to see soldiers parade (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Large crowds gathered in Sunderland to see soldiers parade (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Veterans carried banners at the Stone of Remembrance in Edinburgh (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Veterans carried banners at the Stone of Remembrance in Edinburgh (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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Veterans carried banners at the Stone of Remembrance in Edinburgh (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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Children holding giant poppies during the Edinburgh service (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Children holding giant poppies during the Edinburgh service (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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Children holding giant poppies during the Edinburgh service (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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The Duchess of Sussex wore a wide-brimmed black hat for the sombre event (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

The Duchess of Sussex wore a wide-brimmed black hat for the sombre event (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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The Duchess of Sussex wore a wide-brimmed black hat for the sombre event (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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A Spitfire followed a Second World War Dakota before it dropped 750,000 poppies over the White Cliffs of Dover (Gareth Fuller/PA)

A Spitfire followed a Second World War Dakota before it dropped 750,000 poppies over the White Cliffs of Dover (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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A Spitfire followed a Second World War Dakota before it dropped 750,000 poppies over the White Cliffs of Dover (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Theresa May was one of five former prime ministers to pay their respects (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Theresa May was one of five former prime ministers to pay their respects (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Theresa May was one of five former prime ministers to pay their respects (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Former Labour prime ministers Gordon Brown and Tony Blair stood together (Victoria Jones/PA)

Former Labour prime ministers Gordon Brown and Tony Blair stood together (Victoria Jones/PA)

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Former Labour prime ministers Gordon Brown and Tony Blair stood together (Victoria Jones/PA)

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Mr Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds left Downing Street together for the service (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Mr Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds left Downing Street together for the service (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Mr Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds left Downing Street together for the service (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Mr Corbyn, with his wife Laura Alvarez, wore red poppies (Jonathan Braday/PA)

Mr Corbyn, with his wife Laura Alvarez, wore red poppies (Jonathan Braday/PA)

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Mr Corbyn, with his wife Laura Alvarez, wore red poppies (Jonathan Braday/PA)

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon laid a wreath at the memorial (Andrew Milligan/PA)

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon laid a wreath at the memorial (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon laid a wreath at the memorial (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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An older veteran wrapped up warm to see the Edinburgh ceremony (Andrew Milligan/PA)

An older veteran wrapped up warm to see the Edinburgh ceremony (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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An older veteran wrapped up warm to see the Edinburgh ceremony (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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New Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle and wife Catherine Swindley were among those at the Cenotaph (Jonathan Brady/PA)

New Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle and wife Catherine Swindley were among those at the Cenotaph (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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New Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle and wife Catherine Swindley were among those at the Cenotaph (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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A wide range of religious figures were present including Archbishop Angeaelos, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London (Jonathan Brady/PA)

A wide range of religious figures were present including Archbishop Angeaelos, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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A wide range of religious figures were present including Archbishop Angeaelos, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith, DUP leader Arlene Foster and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attended a service at the Cenotaph in Enniskillen (Niall Carson/PA)

Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith, DUP leader Arlene Foster and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attended a service at the Cenotaph in Enniskillen (Niall Carson/PA)

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Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith, DUP leader Arlene Foster and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attended a service at the Cenotaph in Enniskillen (Niall Carson/PA)

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