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Remembering lives lost on D-Day anniversary

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U.S. World War II veteran Clarence "Mac" Evans, 87, from West Virginia, who landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944, with the 29th Infantry Division, walks among the graves at the Colleville American military cemetery in Colleville sur Mer, western France, on June 6, before the start of the ceremony commemorating the 68th anniversary of the D-Day. Evans was searching for the tombs of 17 of his fellows who died on D-Day.

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Wreaths are laid at the memorial of the Colleville American military cemetery in Colleville sur Mer, western France, on June 6 during the ceremony commemorating the 68th anniversary of D-Day.

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A bird stands on one of the 9,387 graves at the Colleville American military cemetery in Colleville sur Mer, western France, on June 6, the day of the commemoration of the 68th anniversary of D-Day.

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