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American flag carried on the beach

A man dressed with U.S. 101st Airborne Division military uniforms walks on the beach during commemorations marking the 73th anniversary of D-Day. Many people gather On June 6 each year in Normandy to mark the anniversary of World War II’s D-Day landing. (Photo: Chesnot/Getty Images)

73rd anniversary of the D-day landings in Normandy

June 6 marks the 73rd anniversary of the D-day landings, which saw 156,000 troops from the Allied countries, including the U.K. and the U.S., join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, France. Many people gather each year in Normandy to mark the anniversary of this landing, a turning point in the World War II battle for Europe. (Getty Images)

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