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Commemorating ANZAC Day

Updated 3:21 AM ET, Thu April 25, 2013
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Australia New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day commemorates the date when the allied First World War forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Here, poppies lay on the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior during the National Commemorative Service at the National War Memorial on Thursday, April 25 in Wellington, New Zealand. Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images
A Maori warrior plays a Pukaea (Maori trumpet) at the Cenotaph during the ANZAC Day dawn service at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Thursday in Auckland, New Zealand. ANZAC Day is a public holiday in both Australia and New Zealand and commemoration events are held in remembrance of those who fought and died in all wars. Phil Walter/Getty Images
Members of the public hold candles during the dawn service at the Wellington Cenotaph on Thursday in Wellington, New Zealand. Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images
Archive footage is projected onto the walls of the Auckland Museum prior to ANZAC Day on Tuesday in Auckland, New Zealand. Hannah Johnston/Getty Images
War veterans walk down George Street during the ANZAC Day parade on Thursday in Sydney, Australia. Brendon Thorne/Getty Images
A veteran gives his Australian flag to a spectator during the ANZAC Day parade through Sydney on Thursday.
Spectators wave flags as they watch the ANZAC Day parade through Sydney on Thursday. Tens of thousands of Australians and New Zealanders turned out to honor their war dead, with moving tributes to fallen friends and calls to not forget those injured in conflict.
Australian and New Zealand dignitaries, including both countries' ambassadors to Thailand, attend a sunrise memorial service on Thursday in Hellfire Pass -- a small section of the Myanmar-Thailand railway that was built by POW's and Asian laborers under horrific conditions during WWII.
Crowds of people look on at the Shrine of Remembrance on Thursday in Melbourne, Australia.
A woman carries photos of a relative during the ANZAC Day parade on Thursday in Sydney, Australia.
A salesman holds a copy of "Record" magazine before the Australian Football League's ANZAC Day match between the Essendon Bombers and the Collingwood Magpies on Thursday in Melbourne, Australia. Scott Barbour/Getty Images
The Essendon Bombers and Collingwood Magpies players walk through the ANZAC Day banner during the round five of their match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday.
Veterans participate in the band at the ANZAC Day parade in Sydney on Thursday.
Young children wave flags as they participate in the ANZAC Day march in Sydney on Thursday. GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images
Australian PM Julia Gillard sits with Brigadier Shane Caughey during a commemorative service on Thursday in Townsville, Australia. Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images