The nearly completed ceramic poppy art installation by artist Paul Cummins entitled "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" is seen lighted up before sunrise in the dry moat of the Tower of London. The finished installation will be made up of 888,246 ceramic poppies, with the final poppy being placed on Britain's Remembrance Day today. Each poppy represents a British or Commonwealth military fatality of World War I.
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A flower at Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington. Over 58,000 names of U.S. military personnel who died in the Vietnam War are engraved on the wall.
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Jamal Haqq, left, a Vietnam veteran and resident at the Guy Gabaldon Apartments in Boyle Heights, greets David Fuentes, 89, a World War II veteran, and Joe Lopez, 70, a Vietnam War veteran, during a celebration of the apartment building's grand opening.
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A young girl dressed as a poilu, a World War I-era French soldier, holds a French flag during ceremonies marking the 96th anniversary of the end of Word War I, in Lyon, France.
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A young boy runs between headstones at the French soldiers' cemetery in Belgrade, Serbia, before a ceremony marking the 96th anniversary of the end of World War I.
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French President Francois Hollande takes a selfie with onlookers after the ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier under the Arc de Triomphe during ceremonies marking the end of World War I, in Paris.
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Citizens of the southern French town of St. Jean Cap Ferrat, near Nice, wear the uniforms of poilu, French World War I infantrymen, in a parade during a ceremony in Nice.
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A murmuration of starlings puts on a display near the town of Gretna, Scotland. The starlings visit the area twice a year, in the months of February and November.
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A man stands at the end of a pier during morning mist at Lake Starnberg, southern Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andreas Weihmayr / Associated PressLink
Paper-mache "swollen heads" of the Mainz Carnival Society move through a crowd of revelers celebrating the start of the carnival season in Mainz, Germany. The carnival season traditionally starts on Nov. 11 at 11:11 a.m. every year.
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A wounded police officer lies on a street in Acapulco, Mexico, during clashes with demonstrators following a protest over the suspected massacre of 43 missing Mexican students. Protesters threw stones and a firebomb at riot police, injuring 11 officers.
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Palestinian boys play next a wall bearing a mural of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in the Al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City. The cause of Arafat's death on Nov. 11, 2004, remains a mystery with some research indicating he may have been poisoned by polonium, a theory which is accepted by much of the Palestinian street.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED ABED / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
People look at a stainless steel sculpture of a pair of spectacles titled "Perceiving Freedom," a tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela on the Sea Point promenade in Cape Town, South Africa. The spectacles look out toward Robben Island, where Mandela was jailed for most of his 27 years in prison, as a symbol of the concept of freedom itself on the eve of 20 years of South African democracy.
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