69th anniversary of the D-Day landing in Normandy

American Second World War veterans Robert Bearden, right, Robert Joseph Blatnik (2nd R) and Earl Tweed (C) attend a ceremony at the American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, on June 6, 2013, during the commemoration of the 69th anniversary of the D-Day landing in Normandy. On June 6 1944, American, British, and Canadian troops launched an assault on Nazi German forces which were occupying the northern French coast, in a battle which marked the beginning of the liberation of France and the victory of allied forces over Nazi Germany in the Second World War.
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( THOMAS BREGARDIS / AFP/Getty Images / June 2, 2013 )

American Second World War veterans Robert Bearden, right, Robert Joseph Blatnik (2nd R) and Earl Tweed (C) attend a ceremony at the American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, on June 6, 2013, during the commemoration of the 69th anniversary of the D-Day landing in Normandy. On June 6 1944, American, British, and Canadian troops launched an assault on Nazi German forces which were occupying the northern French coast, in a battle which marked the beginning of the liberation of France and the victory of allied forces over Nazi Germany in the Second World War.

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