World leaders mark key date in World War II

US President Barack Obama, President Francois Hollande (France) and Prime Minister David Cameron (UK) have joined the last remaining veterans to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
D-Day, on June 6, 1944, marked the beginning of the Allied forces’ final assault to liberate Nazi-occupied Europe.
The heads of state, who recently attended a G7 meeting in Brussels, also paid tribute to those who died on a day that “changed the world”.
They, other world leaders and veterans will attend remembrance services and visit Ouistreham, one of the beaches where Allied troops landed.
By the end of D-Day, the Allies – who included Britain and France  –  had established a foothold in France – an event that would eventually help bring the war to an end.

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