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Flags with the stripes of the prison uniforms of Nazi death camps fly at the fence of Birkenau at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland. Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp gathered for commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet army's liberation of the camp, using the testimony of survivors to warn about the signs of rising anti-Semitism and hatred in the world today.

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Nazi concentration camp survivor Alexander Bytschok of Kiev, Ukraine, arrives in frontof the camp entrance during the commemoration ceremonies for the 73th anniversary of the liberation of the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald near Weimar, Germany. On 11th April 1945, units of the 3rd US Army reached Ettersberg Hill.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, visits an exhibition of the Nevsky Pyatachok near Kirovsk, to mark the 75th anniversary of the battle that broke the Siege of Leningrad outside St.Petersburg, Russia. Putin attended events marking the 75th anniversary of the break of Nazi's siege of Leningrad. The Red Army broke the nearly 900-day blockade of the city on January 19, 1943 after fierce fighting.

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A concentration camp in Nazi Germany, 1945

Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, holds a portrait of his father Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin as he walks among other people carrying portraits of relatives who fought in World War II, with Russian and Soviet flags, during the Immortal Regiment march at the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, celebrating 72 years since the end of WWII and the defeat of Nazi Germany.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, poses for a photo with guests during a reception marking the 72th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, holds a photograph of his father in a naval uniform, as he joins people carrying portraits of relatives who fought in World War II, during the Immortal Regiment march in Red Square, in Moscow, Russia, marking 72 years since the end of WWII and the defeat of Nazi Germany.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Moldovan President Igor Dodon, right, put flowers at a WWII memorial near the Kremlin wall after the Victory Day military parade to celebrate 72 years since the end of WWII and the defeat of Nazi Germany in Moscow, Russia.

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A man wears a cross and a shirt with the portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin as he arrives for an event commemorating the end of World War II 72 years ago, at the Soviet War memorial at the district Tiergarten in Berlin. Thousands of people most of them with Russian roots or Russians living in Germany attend the annual celebrations marking the victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the WWII at the Soviet war memorials and cemeteries in the German capital.

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A Russian boy holds portraits of relatives who fought in World War II, Russian and Soviet flags, during the Immortal Regiment march at the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, celebrating 72 years since the end of WWII and the defeat of Nazi Germany.

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Local residents carry portraits of their ancestors, participants in World War II as they celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the defeat of the Nazis in World War II in St. Petersburg, Russia. About 400,000 people walked in central streets of St. Petersburg in a march named 'Immortal Regiment' while carrying portraits of their relatives who fought in World War II.

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Cuirassier presidential guards descend the steps of the monument to the unknown soldier during a ceremony to mark Italy's Liberation day, in Rome. Italy is celebrating the anniversary of a partisan uprising against the Nazis and their Fascist allies at the end of World War II.

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People stand on the city's main intersection holding burning flares to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising in Warsaw, Poland. Thousands of young city residents opened an uneven struggle on Aug. 1, 1944 in an effort to liberate the city from the Nazis and take control ahead of the advancing Soviet Red Army.

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Honor guard soldiers walk during Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations at the Holocaust memorial, in Bucharest, Romania. About 280,000 Romanian Jews and 11,000 Romanian Roma, or Gypsies, were deported and killed during WWII when Romania was ruled by a pro-nazi regime. About 6,000 Jews live in Romania today, compared to 800,000 before WWII.

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Latest photos from the private archival home videos showing a young Queen Elizabeth II seemingly performing a Nazi salute in 1933 have gone viral on the internet.

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Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport holds up her doctoral certificate during a ceremony at the University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany. Syllm-Rapoport wasn't allowed to defend her doctoral thesis in 1938 under the Nazis because she was part-Jewish. Now, 77 years later, she's completed all the requirements and is becoming Germany's oldest recipient of a doctorate at age 102.

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A tourist couple kisses next to bullet holes, which remain from the fight for the liberation of Paris, mid August 1944, along the wall of the Tuileries Garden at the place de la Concorde in Paris. The French capital is holding commemoration events all week marking 70 years since Allied troops freed it from Nazi occupation on Aug. 25, 1944 during World War II.

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Posters express Polish opposition to Russia, in Warsaw. The posters imply a comparison of Russia today with Adolf Hitler’s Germany. They say “Achtung Russia,” German for “Beware of Russia,” with a reference to the SS, a brutal Nazi unit.

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Vladimir Putin takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside Moscow's Kremlin Wall, in Moscow, to mark the 73rd anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union.

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A controversial Nazi-themed cafe in Indonesia that closed shop last year after sparking international outrage reopened today with its walls still bearing swastikas and a painting of Adolf Hitler.

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A woman holds portraits of her relatives who served in the Soviet Army and died during WWII, as people prepare for the Victory Day military parade which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, in Sevastopol. Russia marks Victory Day on May 9 every year. Sevastopol marks the 70th anniversary of its liberation from Nazi occupation this year.

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Russian soldiers ride a military vehicle during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade at Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in St.Petersburg, Russia, with a a statue of an angel fixed atop the Alexander Column in the background. Victory Day, marking the defeat of Nazi Germany, is Russia's most important secular holiday celebrated on May 9.

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Israelis soldiers stand still as a two-minute siren sounds in memory of victims of the Holocaust in an army base near the Israeli Gaza border, Israel. Holocaust remembrance day is one of the most solemn on Israel's calendar with restaurants and places of entertainment shut down, and radio and TV programming focused on Holocaust documentaries and interviews with survivors.

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A candle burns in front of a memorial wall bearing the engraved names of tens of thousands of Hungarian Holocaust victims in the Holocaust Memorial Center at the United Nations Holocaust remembrance day in Budapest, Hungary. The remembrance day marks the day of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps 67-years ago.

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A rose lies on a memorial stone in front of the crematorium during the international Holocaust remembrance day in the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald near Weimar, central Germany. More than 250.000 people were held captive in the camp between 1937 and 1945, and more than 50.000 of them died during that time. January 27, 1945 the Soviet army liberated the largest Nazi death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland, where more than 1 million prisoners were killed.

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Nazi concentration camp survivor Albert van Hoey of Belgium holds a flower during the commemoration ceremonies for the 66th anniversary of the liberation of former Nazi concentration camp Mittelbau-Dora near Nordhausen, central Germany. Hitler's V-2 rocket was produced in the Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp.

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