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Japan holds memorial service to mark surrender in WWII

2010-08-16 09:39:04 GMT2010-08-16 17:39:04 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko bow as they offer prayers before an alter in a memorial service for those who died in World War Two during a ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of Japan's surrender in the war, in Tokyo Aug. 15, 2010. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan places flowers at an alter in a memorial service for those who died in World War Two during a ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of Japan's surrender in the war, in Tokyo Aug. 15, 2010. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)

People walk to place flowers before an alter at a memorial service for those who died in World War Two during a ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of Japan's surrender in the war, in Tokyo Aug. 15, 2010. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)

Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko bow as they offer prayers before an alter in a memorial service for those who died in World War Two during a ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of Japan's surrender in the war, in Tokyo Aug. 15, 2010. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)

Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko bow as they offer prayers before an alter in a memorial service for those who died in World War Two during a ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of Japan's surrender in the war, in Tokyo Aug. 15, 2010.

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