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Armistice Day: Remembrance events around world mark end of WW1

Commemorations are under way around the globe to mark the centenary of the Armistice that ended World War One.

Kanal24 reports citing Western media that in Australia, a ceremony was held at the National War Memorial in Canberra, while in Adelaide an aircraft dropped thousands of red paper poppies.

In New Zealand, a gun salute took place in the capital, Wellington.

The main European ceremony will be held in Paris, with US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin among those set to attend.

Meanwhile in the UK, a series of special events are being held to mark the end of the 1914-18 conflict.

For the first time, members of the public chosen by ballot will pay their respects at the national memorial in Whitehall, central London.

20:57 11.11.2018