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Veterans and world leaders gather to mark 75th anniversary of D-Day

The ceremony brought together presidents, prime ministers and other representatives of more than a dozen countries that fought alongside Britain in Normandy.


President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump sit next to Greece's President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they attend the D-Day commemorations in Portsmouth on June 5, 2019.

Trump traveled to the southern coast of England to pay respects to American service members and allies who helped rescue Europe from Nazi Germany.

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Members of the Royal Navy.

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Image: 75th anniversary of D-Day in Portsmouth

Veterans gather on stage.

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Trump read from a prayer delivered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. 

Roosevelt went on national radio on June 6, 1944, to address the U.S. for the first time about the Normandy invasion. 

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Actors perform in Word War II uniforms.

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Trump talks to Queen Elizabeth.

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British Royal Navy sailors watch a Red Arrows flyover.

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World leaders watch a flyover by historic, military aircraft. 

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Image: 75th anniversary of D-Day in Portsmouth

The invasion, codenamed Operation Overlord and commanded by U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, remains the largest amphibious assault in history and involved almost 7,000 ships and landing craft along a 50-mile (80-km) stretch of the French coast.

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Image: British D-Day Commemoration In Portsmouth

Prince Charles meets with some of the some 300 World War II veterans who attended the seaside ceremony.

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Canadian Sgt. Roy Hare talks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a reception for veterans.

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Spectators gather before the event.

Photos: Royals welcome Trump to Britain

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