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Poppies released in Swansea to commemorate armistice day. Campaigners want to challenge the narrative of the offical programme marking the centenary of the first world war. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Anti-war activists battle to get their voices heard in WW1 centenary events

Poppies released in Swansea to commemorate armistice day. Campaigners want to challenge the narrative of the offical programme marking the centenary of the first world war.

Freezing conditions struck mainland Europe. Here, snow covers the historic windmills at Kinderdijk in The Netherlands. In 1997 the windmills were put on the Unesco World Heritage List Photograph: Robin Utrecht/AFP

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Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red poppies installation at the Tower of London commemorating the First World War Centenary.

Poppies surround the Tower of London to commemorate World War I

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red poppies installation at the Tower of London commemorating the First World War Centenary. I hope to visit London when the poppies are in bloom.

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget, Cummins, Poppies, Wwi, Colonial, Exhibitions

Soldiers from several different countries serving with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, take part in a vigil ceremony for a fallen comrade in Lashkah Gar.

Soldiers from several different countries serving with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, take part in a vigil ceremony for a fallen comrade in Lashkah Gar.

Cascade of ceramic poppies at the Tower of London to mark 100 years since the start of WWI - can't wait for my turn to plant the poppies!

Cascade of ceramic poppies at the Tower of London to mark 100 years since the start of WWI - can't wait for my turn to plant the poppies!

Charlton Park

Charlton Park

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