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Canadian veterans of Vimy Ridge battle remembered 100 years later

Thousands travel to northern France to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the WWI battle that is the bloodiest day in Canada's military history.

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A Canadian soldier stands at the Canadian Vimy Memorial during a night-time vigil following a Sunset Ceremony Saturday.

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Canadian Armed forces members fire a salute at a Sunset Ceremony at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial Saturday.

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Governor General of Canada David Johnston (L) and French President Francois Hollande (R) walk past the Canadian National Vimy Memorial Sunday.

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Britain's Prince Harry, Prince William, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Francois Hollande, Governor General of Canada David Johnston and Britain's Charles, Prince of Wales, attend the Battle of Vimy Ridge commemoration.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lays a wreath.

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A sculpture of red poppies and boots are displayed during the ceremony.

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A Canadian holds a poppy during the ceremony.

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Military boots symbolising the dead soldiers are seen.

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Replica biplanes perform a flypast by the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks through the tunnels leading to front line trenches at Vimy Ridge.

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A French police officer stands guard at a Cabaret-Rouge cemetery near Vimy Ridge before a visit by Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and French President Hollande.

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