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Israel marks Yom Hazikaron

2012-04-25 07:52:21 GMT2012-04-25 15:52:21(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd R) attends the opening ceremony of Yom Hazikaron, Israel's Official Remembrance Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism, in Yad Labanim soldiers Memorial in Jerusalem on April 24, 2012. In the past year (since Remembrance Day 2011), 126 soldiers and security personnel fell while serving the state. (Xinhua/POOL/Abir Sultan)

An Israeli soldier prays after a Candle-lighting ceremony of Yom Hazikaron, Israel's Official Remembrance Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on April 24, 2012. In the past year (since Remembrance Day 2011), 126 soldiers and security personnel fell while serving the state. (Xinhua/Yin Dongxun)

An Israeli female soldier takes part in a Candle-lighting ceremony of Yom Hazikaron, Israel's Official Remembrance Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on April 24, 2012. In the past year (since Remembrance Day 2011), 126 soldiers and security personnel fell while serving the state. (Xinhua/Yin Dongxun)

The chief of staff of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Benny Gantz (1st R) stands at the Western Wall after a Candle-lighting ceremony of Yom Hazikaron, Israel's Official Remembrance Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism, in Jerusalem's Old City on April 24, 2012. In the past year (since Remembrance Day 2011), 126 soldiers and security personnel fell while serving the state. (Xinhua/Yin Dongxun)

Israeli President Shimon Peres (C) takes part in a Candle-lighting ceremony of Yom Hazikaron, Israel's Official Remembrance Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on April 24, 2012. In the past year (since Remembrance Day 2011), 126 soldiers and security personnel fell while serving the state. (Xinhua/Yin Dongxun)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the opening ceremony of Yom Hazikaron, Israel's Official Remembrance Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism, in Yad Labanim soldiers Memorial in Jerusalem on April 24, 2012.

In the past year (since Remembrance Day 2011), 126 soldiers and security personnel fell while serving the state.

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