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Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn stand together to remember World War One Armistice in London


THERESA May and Jeremy Corbyn have stood to remember the fallen in World War One in London.

The PM and Labour boss stood together in Westminster to mark 100 years since the guns fell silent in Europe.

 Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn stood side by side today to remember Britain's war dead

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Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn stood side by side today to remember Britain’s war dead

The nation stood silent for two minutes at 11am today to remember the brave soldiers who gave their lives for peace.

The Queen and Duchess of Cambridge were seen from the balcony of the Foreign Office looking over the solemn scene this morning. And Meghan was seen at a separate balcony too, paying her respects.

Prince Charles laid a wreath at the Cenotaph on behalf of his mother for the second year in a row, as Princes Harry and William also laid tributes to the war dead, while in full military uniform.

As the country comes together to remember the ending of World War One – which claimed the lives of 40 million – members of the royal family are set to pay tribute to those involved in the fight.

 Theresa May laid a wreath at the cenotaph to honour our brave men and women who lost their lives
Theresa May laid a wreath at the cenotaph to honour our brave men and women who lost their lives
 The Labour boss bowed as he laid his own wreath in central London
The Labour boss bowed as he laid his own wreath in central London
 The peacenik was wearing a poppy on each jacket
The peacenik was wearing a poppy on each jacket

Today marks 100 years since the signing of the treaty which ended the battle on the Western Front at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

In an especially poignant moment, Big Ben, which has been silent since renovations to the Elizabeth Tower began in August last year, will strike at 11 o’clock.

 David Cameron with Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt
David Cameron with Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt
 Gordon Brown and his wife also attended the ceremony
Gordon Brown and his wife also attended the ceremony
 The Queen, The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall paid their respects to the fallen soldiers
The Queen, The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall paid their respects to the fallen soldiers
 Meghan was also in attendance at the Remembrance Day ceremony

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Meghan was also in attendance at the Remembrance Day ceremony
 Putin gives Trump the thumbs up as they gathered to remember 100 years since the end of WWI

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Putin gives Trump the thumbs up as they gathered to remember 100 years since the end of WWI
 Donald Trump flashed him a grin as he saw President Putin arriving

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Donald Trump flashed him a grin as he saw President Putin arriving

And separately Donald Trump, Vladmir Putin and other leaders joined Emmanuel Macron in Paris for a special service at the Arc de Triomphe.

President Putin gave President Trump a thumbs up as they met, and the US leader flashed him a huge grin in return.

The two world leaders patted each other as the smiled and exchanged a warm handshake.

The US President’s attendance comes just one day after he dropped out of attending the Remembrance Day visit to Aisne-Marne American Cemetery as the White House claimed the weather had created “logistical difficulties” with the Marine One helicopter.

Vladimir Putin gives Donald Trump the thumbs up as they attend ​a ​ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice


 

 

 





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