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Anzac Day: dawn services around the world

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Australian soldiers stand at attention during an Anzac Day memorial ceremony for soldiers who died during World War Two, at Hellfire Pass in Kanchanaburi province, 180 km west of Bangkok. The dawn ceremony was held on Wednesday for the prisoners of war who were forced to work on the Burma-Siam railway during the Japanese occupation. More than 60,000 POWs were forced to work on the railway, and over 13,000 of them died during the construction.

Australian soldiers stand at attention during an Anzac Day memorial ceremony for soldiers who died during World War Two, at Hellfire Pass in Kanchanaburi province, 180 km west of Bangkok. The dawn ceremony was held on Wednesday for the prisoners of war who were forced to work on the Burma-Siam railway during the Japanese occupation. More than 60,000 POWs were forced to work on the railway, and over 13,000 of them died during the construction. Photo: REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

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