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Across the nation Canadians gather together in honour of Remembrance Day

Poppies, wreaths, cannons, flags, tears, parades and prayers were some of the ways people paid respects and expressed gratitude to the veterans who served at war.

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Jamie McIntosh places a poppy on a grave marker at a military cemetery following a Remembrance Day service in Calgary.

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A man takes a cell phone photo of a display of small Canadian flags in honour of Remembrance Day, in front of Manufacturers Life Insurance building in Toronto.

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A veteran closes his eyes during a Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

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RCAF fly overhead during Remembrance Day ceremonies in Victoria, B.C.

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Walter Stevens offers a salute at the grave of his great grandfather Andrew Belcher who served in the Boer War and World War One, ahead of a Remembrance Day Ceremony at Prospect Cemetary in Toronto.

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Royal Canadian Air Cadets practice removing their head dress before the start of Remembrance Day ceremonies in Victoria, B.C.

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Kurdistan refugees, veterans in their own country, gather during a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph on Memorial Boulevard in Winnipeg.

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A veteran embraces his service dog during Remembrance Day ceremonies at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

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Ships carpenter in the Second World War Joe Halvarson stands during Remembrance Day ceremonies at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C.

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Members of the public place their poppies on the cenotaph at Grand Parade Square in Halifax.

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Veterans parade during Remembrance Day ceremonies at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

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Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball lays a wreath during Remembrance Day ceremonies at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

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People place poppies on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier after the National Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

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A cannon is fired off during the 21 gun salute during Remembrance Day celebrations in Vancouver, B.C.

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People place poppies on wreathes placed at the Cenotaph during Remembrance Day ceremonies in Lakefield, Ont.

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Governor General David Johnston and wife Sharon Johnston place a wreath at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks to veterans during a Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

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