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Armistice Day: remembering end of first world war 100 years on - live updates

Rolling coverage of events including commemorations in Britain, France and Belgium 8.46am GMT Ceremonies have already been taking place in Australia and New Zealand, where crowds have fallen silent to commemorate the of thousands of those from both countries who gave their lives in the First World War. Thousands gathered for a national service of remembrance at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, where Prime Minister Scott Morrison led a minute’s silence at 11am (midnight Saturday GMT). || A collection of photos from the Armistice Centenary Dawn Ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park this morning.

MORE: 8.41am GMT Good morning and welcome to the Guardian’s liveblog coverage of the armistice commemorations.

Events today will mark the culmination of four years of events to commemorate the First World War and those who lost their lives in that conflict.

It’s going to a day of remembrance around Europe, with high level events concentrated particularly in France, Britain and Belgium, but with countless smaller ceremonies and simple acts of commemoration in towns villages, and homes.International Armistice Day commemorations will be led by President Macron in Paris at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which lies at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe monument. Related: Armistice Day: remembering end of first world war 100 years on - live updates Continue reading...

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