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World War I centennial commemorations underway

AP  |  Paris 

A weekend of commemorations involving dozens of world leaders to mark 100 years since the end of is underway, with Canadian kicking off the events in and elsewhere with a visit to a cemetery.

met veterans and laid a wreath Saturday at a Canadian cemetery in containing the remains of 820 casualties from the 1914-1918 conflict, many unidentified and lying under white headstones marked simply: A soldier of the Great War.

More than 60 heads of state and government are converging on for the commemorations that will crescendo Sunday with ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, exactly a century after the armistice.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 16:20 IST
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