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In photos: Faces of honour on a day marking Canada's Afghan mission

Day-long event commemorates Canada's sacrifices during guerilla war that claimed the lives of 158 soldiers, one diplomat, one journalist and two civilian contractors

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Invited guests read names on a memorial in the Senate chamber before the National Day of Honour ceremony in Ottawa.

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A Canadian Forces CH-147 Chinook helicopter prepares to land on Parliament Hill on May 8, 2014, in preparation for the National Day of Honour. Friday’s agenda features a parade, a memorial service in the Senate, a 21-gun salute and two flypasts of helicopters and aircraft that took part in the war in Afghanistan.

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RCMP Inspector Richard Haye carries the baton as the Soldier On Afghanistan Relay arrives at Ottawa City Hall on May 8, 2014. The baton holds the last Canadian flag that flew over in Afghanistan.

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From right: Governor-General David Johnston, his wife Sharon, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper attend a National Day of Honour ceremony in Ottawa on May 9, 2014.

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From right, Governor-General David Johnston, his wife, Sharon, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper attend a National Day of Honour ceremony in Ottawa.

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Attendees rise during the National Day of Honour ceremony in the Senate Chamber.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper places a flower on a wreath at a National Day of Honour ceremony in Ottawa.

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The Governor-General, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and their wives look at a military display in Parliament Hill’s Hall of Honour.

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Canadian Forces members, flanked by LAV III military armoured vehicles, prepare to parade in the National Day of Honour in Ottawa on Friday, May 9, 2014. Ottawa hosts a national day of commemoration for the soldiers who participated in the war in Afghanistan.

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Canadian Prime Minsiter Stephen Harper poses for a photo with veterans during a National Day of Honour Friday May 9, 2014 in Ottawa.

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Canadian Forces CH-47 Chinooks participate in a flyover of Parliament Hill at the conclusion of the National Day of Honour in Ottawa on Friday, May 9, 2014.

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Canadian Forces members parade along Wellington Street during the National Day of Honour in Ottawa on Friday, May 9, 2014.

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Canadian Forces members salute during the National Day of Honour on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, May 9, 2014.

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks with guests invited to the National Day of Honour ceremonies Friday May 9, 2014 in Ottawa.

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A C-17 aircraft carrier flies over Parliament Hill in Ottawa during ceremonies for Canada's National Day of Honour Friday May 9, 2014.

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Military helicopters fly over Parliament Hill in Ottawa during ceremonies for Canada's National Day of Honour Friday May 9, 2014.

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A woman holds a message on Parliament Hiil in Ottawa during ceremonies for Canada's National Day of Honour Friday May 9, 2014.

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Soldiers stand on military armoured vehicles as people gather on Parliament Hiil in Ottawa during ceremonies for Canada's National Day of Honour Friday May 9, 2014.

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People gather around a Chinook helicopter on Parliament Hiil in Ottawa during ceremonies for Canada's National Day of Honour Friday May 9, 2014.

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