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70th anniversary of D-Day

U.S. soldiers from the 82d airborne company from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, walk on the beach of Saint Laurent sur Mer, also called Omaha Beach, after collecting sand to take back to their country, Wednesday June 4, 2014.  World leaders and veterans prepare to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion this week in Normandy. Visible at foreground right is The Brave monument.
WWII vehicles ride through Vierville sur Mer, near Omaha Beach, as part of the commemoration of the 70th D-Day anniversary.
A camp with WWII vehicles is set up in Vierville sur Mer, near Omaha Beach, France, as part of the commemoration of the 70th D-Day anniversary.
A visitor takes snapshots of the remains of the artificial harbour of Arromanches in western France. The harbour, known as
Ninety four year old U.S. WW II veteran Steve Melnikoff, from Cockeysville, Maryland, who landed at the Omaha Beach, on June 7, 1944 with the 29th Infantry Division, participates in a ceremony in honor of the division, in La Cambe, France, as part of the commemoration of the 70th D-Day anniversary on Wednesday.
Eighty nine year old U.S. WW II veteran Joseph Steimel from Indianapolis, Indiana, who landed at the Omaha Beach, on July, 1944 with the 29th Infantry Division, shakes hands with French Veterans, during a a ceremony in honor of the division, in La Cambe, France, as part of the commemoration of the 70th D-Day anniversary on Wednesday.
Visitors look at the Omaha Beach from the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, in Colleville sur Mer, France, Wednesday June 4.
Thomas Herman, 67, from New York, USA., places a flower on the grave of Joseph Feinberg, in the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, in Colleville sur Mer, France on Wednesday.
World War II veteran Richard 'Bert' King, 89, poses for a portrait at his home in Ambler, Pa.  King took part in the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. When he was reminded about the upcoming 70th anniversary of D-Day, he quipped, 'Geez, I'm getting old.'
In this April 1944 photo provided by Richard Crum, of Williamston, Mich., Pfc. Richard Crum stands for a photo when he was 20 years old in Blandford, England. Crum landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
This 1944 photo provided by Beth J. Harpaz, shows her father, David Jackendoff, while serving with the 101st Airborne Division in Europe. Jackendoff parachuted into Normandy with the 101st Airborne on D-Day, and later fought in Holland and Belgium. Though he died in 1993, wartime radio interviews with him and a TV interview of the 40th anniversary of D-Day preserved his stories.
U.S. reinforcements wade through the surf from a landing craft in the days following D-Day and the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France at Normandy in June 1944 during World War II.  From the first sketchy German radio broadcast to the distribution of images filmed in color, it has taken decades for the full story of the D-Day invasion to come out.  Photographs by Robert Capa, who was embedded with U.S. troops on Omaha Beach, took more than an week to reach American news.
American soldiers of the Allied Expeditionary Force securing a beachhead during initial landing operations at Normandy, France, June 6, 1944.
U.S. soldiers from the 82d airborne company from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, walk on the beach of Saint Laurent sur Mer, also called Omaha Beach, after collecting sand to take back to their country, Wednesday June 4, 2014. World leaders and veterans prepare to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion this week in Normandy. Visible at foreground right is The Brave monument. - Remy de la Mauviniere / The Associated Press
WWII vehicles ride through Vierville sur Mer, near Omaha Beach, as part of the commemoration of the 70th D-Day anniversary. - Remy de la Mauviniere / The Associated Press
A camp with WWII vehicles is set up in Vierville sur Mer, near Omaha Beach, France, as part of the commemoration of the 70th D-Day anniversary. - Remy de la Mauviniere / The Associated Press
A visitor takes snapshots of the remains of the artificial harbour of Arromanches in western France. The harbour, known as "Port Winston", whose remains continue to remind visitors of the remarkable technical feat of taking 600,000 tonnes of concrete across the Channel in wartime to serve as a base for Allied troops. - Remy de la Mauviniere / The Associated Press
Ninety four year old U.S. WW II veteran Steve Melnikoff, from Cockeysville, Maryland, who landed at the Omaha Beach, on June 7, 1944 with the 29th Infantry Division, participates in a ceremony in honor of the division, in La Cambe, France, as part of the commemoration of the 70th D-Day anniversary on Wednesday. - Claude Paris / The Associated Press
Eighty nine year old U.S. WW II veteran Joseph Steimel from Indianapolis, Indiana, who landed at the Omaha Beach, on July, 1944 with the 29th Infantry Division, shakes hands with French Veterans, during a a ceremony in honor of the division, in La Cambe, France, as part of the commemoration of the 70th D-Day anniversary on Wednesday. - Claude Paris / The Associated Press
Visitors look at the Omaha Beach from the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, in Colleville sur Mer, France, Wednesday June 4. - Claude Paris / The Associated Press
Thomas Herman, 67, from New York, USA., places a flower on the grave of Joseph Feinberg, in the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, in Colleville sur Mer, France on Wednesday. - Claude Paris / The Associated Press
World War II veteran Richard 'Bert' King, 89, poses for a portrait at his home in Ambler, Pa. King took part in the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. When he was reminded about the upcoming 70th anniversary of D-Day, he quipped, 'Geez, I'm getting old.' - Matt Rourke / The Associated Press
In this April 1944 photo provided by Richard Crum, of Williamston, Mich., Pfc. Richard Crum stands for a photo when he was 20 years old in Blandford, England. Crum landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. - Richard Crum / The Associated Press
This 1944 photo provided by Beth J. Harpaz, shows her father, David Jackendoff, while serving with the 101st Airborne Division in Europe. Jackendoff parachuted into Normandy with the 101st Airborne on D-Day, and later fought in Holland and Belgium. Though he died in 1993, wartime radio interviews with him and a TV interview of the 40th anniversary of D-Day preserved his stories. - Courtesy of Beth J. Harpaz / The Associated Press
U.S. reinforcements wade through the surf from a landing craft in the days following D-Day and the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France at Normandy in June 1944 during World War II. From the first sketchy German radio broadcast to the distribution of images filmed in color, it has taken decades for the full story of the D-Day invasion to come out. Photographs by Robert Capa, who was embedded with U.S. troops on Omaha Beach, took more than an week to reach American news. - Bert Brandt / The Associated Press files
American soldiers of the Allied Expeditionary Force securing a beachhead during initial landing operations at Normandy, France, June 6, 1944. - Weston Haynes / The Associated Press files

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