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Celebrating V-E Day 70 years later

Updated 1:34 PM ET, Sun May 10, 2015
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A veteran salutes during an armed forces and veterans' parade in London on Sunday, May 10, the final day of commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe day. Phil Noble/WPA Pool/Getty Images
Actors dressed in World War II-era Soviet uniforms watch fireworks over St. Basil Cathedral in Moscow's Red Square on Saturday, May 9, after a concert marking the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany. Host photo agency/RIA Novosti Pool/AP
Russian soldiers march through Red Square during the 70th anniversary Victory Day military parade in Moscow on May 9. The Victory Day parade commemorates the end of World War II in Europe. KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Victor Novopashin, a Russian World War II veteran, dances with a young woman dressed in Soviet-era uniform in Gorky Park in Moscow on May 9. Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr./AP
A veteran of World War II, which is known among states of the former Soviet Union as the Great Patriotic War, attends the Moscow parade May 9 marking the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany. Host photo agency/RIA Novosti/Getty Images
Russian soldiers march through Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow on May 9. AFP/Getty Images
Visitors arrive to lay flowers near the tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Antakalnis memorial during Victory Day celebrations in Vilnius, Lithuania, on May 9. Lithuania was part of the Soviet Union during World War II. PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images
A Crimean veteran accepts flowers from a young girl during a march in central Sevastopol on May 9. Friction continues between Russia and Western nations that were allied with the former Soviet Union during World War II, stemming from Russia's recent actions involving Ukraine, including its annexation of Crimea last year. MAX VETROV/AFP/Getty Images
An elderly woman passes by a wall engraved with the names of the Soviet Union Heroes, during the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, in Ukraine's capital Kiev, on May 9. Ukrainians mark the World War II anniversary and Victory Day on May 9 as a national holiday. Efrem Lukatsky/Ap
World War II-era planes fly over the Washington Monument on Friday, May 8, during a celebration of the 70th anniversary of V-E (Victory in Europe) Day -- the day Germany surrendered to the Allies, ending the European phase of the war. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images
People in Washington watch the flyover. MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images
More than two dozen planes flew over Washington's monuments. MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images
Soldiers dressed in World War II-era uniforms place wreaths in front of the Freedom Wall at the World War II Memorial in Washington. Kevin Lamarque/REUTER/LANDOV
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Paris. Andrew Harnik/AP
British Prime Minister David Cameron, right, attends a V-E Day service at the Cenotaph in London. Next to Cameron is outgoing Liberal Democratic Party leader Nick Clegg, center. Outgoing Labour Party leader Ed Miliband is at far left. ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Spectators in London gather during the tribute at the Cenotaph. Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
UK representatives gather for the tribute at the Cenotaph. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Chelsea pensioners sit on a bench for the V-E Day celebration in London. Dan Kitwood/WPA Pool/Getty Images
Spectators in London wave flags and wear World War II-era clothing. Rob Stothard/Getty Images
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu leave Red Square after the Victory Day parade. KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Russian Army T-14 Armata tanks prepare to participate in the annual Victory Parade at Red Square. Sean Gallup/Getty Images