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Europe marks anniversary of end of WWII

2010-05-09 08:46:23 GMT2010-05-09 16:46:23 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A boy runs at a World War II memorial in the former village of Khatyn, some 60 km (37 miles) northeast of Minsk, May 8, 2010. (Reuters Photo)

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (C), his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovich (L) and Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko take part in the opening ceremony for a monument dedicated to cities that contributed to the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, in Moscow's Alexandrovsky Garden, May 8, 2010. (Reuters Photo)

Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown, right, with Conservative Party leader David Cameron and Liberal Democrat party leader Nick Clegg, left, hold their wreaths as they arrive at a service to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, at the Cenotaph in London, Saturday, May, 8 2010 . (AFP Photo)

People visit a World War II memorial in the former village of Khatyn, some 60 km (37 miles) northeast of Minsk, May 8, 2010. Historians say Nazi troops killed 149 villagers, most of them children and women, and burned down their houses. The village was never restored. Belarus will mark the 65th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in 1945 with a military parade on May 9. (Reuters Photo)

A Russian WWII veteran dances with a girl wearing a war-era replica uniform at a park in Moscow. (AFP Photo)

Historians say Nazi troops killed 149 villagers, most of them children and women, and burned down their houses. The village was never restored. Belarus will mark the 65th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in 1945 with a military parade on May 9.

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