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WW2 allies celebrate victory over Japan

08-16-2010 13:41 BJT

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Allied countries across the world have held special memorial services to mark the 65th anniversary of their victory over Japan in World War Two.

British Prime Minister David Cameron, the Prince of Wales and his wife are joining hundreds of war veterans in central London to pay tribute to the almost 30,000 Britons who lost their lives in the war.

At Times Square in New York, hundreds of couples are re-enacting the iconic kiss between a nurse and a US sailor captured by a photographer on the August 14th, 1945, when Americans celebrated the end of the war.

Meanwhile, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has released a statement saying Canada remembers the courage and sacrifice of its more than 10,000 veterans who fought against Japanese troops in the Far East Campaign.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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