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Australia remembers war dead

Updated: 2013-11-11 15:10
( Xinhua)

BRISBANE, Australia - Thousands of people have attended the ceremonies to commemorate the 95th Remembrance Day across Queensland, Austrlia, paying their respects to Australian soldiers who died in war, local media reported Monday.

Queensland Governor Penelope Wensley and Premier Campbell Newman laid wreaths at Brisbane's Shrine of Remembrance as hundreds of people paused for the service at the city's Anzac Square.

More than 100,000 Australians lost their lives in war.

The ceremony is one of hundreds of similar services being held across the nation.

The Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL) Queensland Branch President Terry Meehan said Remembrance Day is a time for reflection and a time to pay respects to those who fought and died in war.

"Remembrance Day is not a day to condone nor glorify war, but instead it is a day to remember the extent of lives lost in battle, " he said.

"To recognize the hardships faced by men and women who return from war wounded, and to reflect on the implications this has on their loved ones, loved ones whom we all consider victims of war."

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