D-Day ceremonies

World leaders pay tribute to the veterans who 70 years ago stormed the beaches of Normandy.

  • History enthusiasts from Seaforth Highlanders of Holland march along former Canadian D-Day landing zone of Juno Beach at Bernieres sur Mer � Chris Helgren / Reuters

  • British World War II veteran Pond attends D-Day commemoration ceremony at War Cemetery in Ranville � Benoit Tessier / Reuters

  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth lays a wreath during the French-British ceremony at the British War cemetery in Bayeux � Toby Melville / Reuters

  • Royal British Legion volunteers plant flags with hand written notes of gratitude to Allied soldiers on beach in Asnelles � Chris Helgren / Reuters

  • Queens Own Rifles of Canada Association former president Budden embraces a relative who scattered ashes of Canadian veteran on beach in Bernieres sur Mer � Chris Helgren / Reuters

  • Nicole Hoffer, who owns Queens Own Rifles of Canada House with her husband Herve, embraces her granddaughter Loise, 10 during a D-Day commemoration outside their home in Bernieres sur Mer � Chris Helgren / Reuters

  • A family member scatters ashes of Canadian veteran on beach where he landed on D-Day in Bernieres sur Mer � Chris Helgren / Reuters

  • Marine One carrying U.S. President Barack Obama flies over the beaches of Normandy to the 70th French-American Commemoration D-Day Ceremony in Normandy � Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

  • Canadian lapel pins are seen below a plaque which reads in French, "We Will Remember" at the former D-Day landing zone of Juno Beach in Bernieres-sur-Mer � Chris Helgren / Reuters

  • Obama and Hollande look out over Omaha Beach in Colleville-sur-Mer � Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

  • Australian World War Two veterans place crosses and flags at graves before attending the French-British ceremony at the British War cemetery in Bayeux � POOL New / Reuters

  • Family members of Canadian D-Day veterans and serving soldiers attend D-Day anniversary ceremony in Bernieres sur Mer � Chris Helgren / Reuters

  • World War Two veteran reacts as she meets U.S. President Obama during the 70th French-American Commemoration D-Day Ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer � Pascal Rossignol / Reuters

  • British World War II veteran Pond attends D-Day commemoration ceremony at municipal cemetery in Ranville � Benoit Tessier / Reuters

  • A vintage US Army jeep is driven by history enthusuasts past the remains of a Mulberry harbour on the former British D-Day landing zone of Gold Beach in Asnelles � Chris Helgren / Reuters

  • Local villager shows Canadian army helmet to Canadian army ex-serviceman in Bernieres sur Mer � Chris Helgren / Reuters

  • U.S. President Obama helps WWII veteran during D-Day commemoration ceremony in Colleville-sur-Mer � POOL New / Reuters

  • Britain's Prime Minister Cameron watches as Britain's Prince Philip speaks to veteran Broomfield following D-Day commemoration ceremony in Bayeux � POOL New / Reuters

  • U S President Barack Obama and French President Hollande participate in the 70-anniversary of D-Day in Normandy � Pascal Rossignol / Reuters

  • Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and British PM Cameron listen to the service during a British D-Day commemoration ceremony at the Bayeux Cathedral in Bayeux � POOL New / Reuters

  • U.S. President Obama and French President Hollande smile next to World War II veteran Merritt as they arrive for the official lunch at Benouville Castle � Regis Duvignau / Reuters

  • Veterans and dignitaries gather to hear a service during a British D-Day commemoration ceremony at the Bayeux Cathedral in Bayeux � POOL New / Reuters

  • Arlette Gondree, owner of the Pegasus bridge cafe, makes her annual toast with British D-Day veterans in Benouville � Chris Helgren / Reuters

  • Fireworks erupt above the rebuilt Pegasus bridge, marking the time just after midnight when British glider-borne forces arrived to capture it on D-Day 70 years ago, in Benouville � Chris Helgren / Reuters

  • Putin, Poroshenko and Merkel talk in Benouville � Kevin Lamarque / Reuters