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<p>A member of a Philippine military honor guard plays Taps during a Veterans Day ceremony at the American Cemetery in Manila November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside </p>

A member of a Philippine military honor guard plays Taps during a Veterans Day ceremony at the American Cemetery in Manila November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

A member of a Philippine military honor guard plays Taps during a Veterans Day ceremony at the American Cemetery in Manila November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

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<p>Canadian Second World War veteran John Henderson, of Carnduff, Saskatchewan, tours the Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery in Vis-en-Artois, France November 10, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Wattie </p>

Canadian Second World War veteran John Henderson, of Carnduff, Saskatchewan, tours the Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery in Vis-en-Artois, France November 10, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canadian Second World War veteran John Henderson, of Carnduff, Saskatchewan, tours the Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery in Vis-en-Artois, France November 10, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

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<p>A guard is seen during an Armistice Day ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne November 11, 2008.  REUTERS/Mick Tsikas </p>

A guard is seen during an Armistice Day ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

A guard is seen during an Armistice Day ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

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<p>U.S. soldiers of Combined Security Transition Command pray at a ceremony marking Veterans Day in Kabul November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani </p>

U.S. soldiers of Combined Security Transition Command pray at a ceremony marking Veterans Day in Kabul November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

U.S. soldiers of Combined Security Transition Command pray at a ceremony marking Veterans Day in Kabul November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>Belgium's Crown Prince Philippe (L) greets war veterans at the Unknown Soldier monument during the Armistice Day ceremony marking the 90th anniversary of the end of World War One in Brussels November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Yves Herman </p>

Belgium's Crown Prince Philippe (L) greets war veterans at the Unknown Soldier monument during the Armistice Day ceremony marking the 90th anniversary of the end of World War One in Brussels November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Belgium's Crown Prince Philippe (L) greets war veterans at the Unknown Soldier monument during the Armistice Day ceremony marking the 90th anniversary of the end of World War One in Brussels November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Yves Herman

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<p>A Filipino war veteran has his picture taken with United States Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenney before the start of a Veterans Day ceremony at the American Cemetery in Manila November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside </p>

A Filipino war veteran has his picture taken with United States Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenney before the start of a Veterans Day ceremony at the American Cemetery in Manila November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

A Filipino war veteran has his picture taken with United States Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenney before the start of a Veterans Day ceremony at the American Cemetery in Manila November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

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<p>Major William Nicol from the Royal Artillery salutes a cross in the Remembrance Day garden during Armistice Day in Edinburgh, Scotland, November 11, 2008. REUTERS/David Moir </p>

Major William Nicol from the Royal Artillery salutes a cross in the Remembrance Day garden during Armistice Day in Edinburgh, Scotland, November 11, 2008. REUTERS/David Moir

Major William Nicol from the Royal Artillery salutes a cross in the Remembrance Day garden during Armistice Day in Edinburgh, Scotland, November 11, 2008. REUTERS/David Moir

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<p>Poppies and a letter float in a fountain in Trafalgar Square following the 90th anniversary of Armistice Day in central London November 11, 2008.  REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico </p>

Poppies and a letter float in a fountain in Trafalgar Square following the 90th anniversary of Armistice Day in central London November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

Poppies and a letter float in a fountain in Trafalgar Square following the 90th anniversary of Armistice Day in central London November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

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<p>Major General Robert Cone, commanding general of the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (L), awards the Bronze Star medal to US Army Major Gregory Borcherding during a Veterans Day ceremony in Kabul November 11,2008.REUTERS/Omar Sobhani </p>

Major General Robert Cone, commanding general of the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (L), awards the Bronze Star medal to US Army Major Gregory Borcherding during a Veterans Day ceremony in Kabul November 11,2008.REUTERS/Omar Sobhani...more

Major General Robert Cone, commanding general of the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (L), awards the Bronze Star medal to US Army Major Gregory Borcherding during a Veterans Day ceremony in Kabul November 11,2008.REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>A vigil guard takes part in a Remembrance Ceremony at the Le Quesnel Memorial in Le Quesnel, France November 10, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Wattie </p>

A vigil guard takes part in a Remembrance Ceremony at the Le Quesnel Memorial in Le Quesnel, France November 10, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

A vigil guard takes part in a Remembrance Ceremony at the Le Quesnel Memorial in Le Quesnel, France November 10, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

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<p>Sunlight glints off the medals of a service personnel during the the Armistice Day service at The Cenotaph in London November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville</p>

Sunlight glints off the medals of a service personnel during the the Armistice Day service at The Cenotaph in London November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Sunlight glints off the medals of a service personnel during the the Armistice Day service at The Cenotaph in London November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>First World War veteran Henry Allingham, 112, reacts during the Armistice Day service at The Cenotaph in London November 11, 2008.  REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

First World War veteran Henry Allingham, 112, reacts during the Armistice Day service at The Cenotaph in London November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

First World War veteran Henry Allingham, 112, reacts during the Armistice Day service at The Cenotaph in London November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>First World War veterans (L to R) Henry Allingham, 112, Harry Patch, 110, and Bill Stone 108, arrive at a Armistice Day service at The Cenotaph in London November 11, 2008.  REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

First World War veterans (L to R) Henry Allingham, 112, Harry Patch, 110, and Bill Stone 108, arrive at a Armistice Day service at The Cenotaph in London November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

First World War veterans (L to R) Henry Allingham, 112, Harry Patch, 110, and Bill Stone 108, arrive at a Armistice Day service at The Cenotaph in London November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>Latvian army soldiers attend the Armistice Day ceremony in Riga November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins </p>

Latvian army soldiers attend the Armistice Day ceremony in Riga November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Latvian army soldiers attend the Armistice Day ceremony in Riga November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

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<p>School children look at Canadian Second World War veteran Phil Etter's medals following a Remembrance Ceremony at the Le Quesnel Memorial in Le Quesnel, France November 10, 2008.  REUTERS/Chris Wattie </p>

School children look at Canadian Second World War veteran Phil Etter's medals following a Remembrance Ceremony at the Le Quesnel Memorial in Le Quesnel, France November 10, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

School children look at Canadian Second World War veteran Phil Etter's medals following a Remembrance Ceremony at the Le Quesnel Memorial in Le Quesnel, France November 10, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

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<p>France's President Nicolas Sarkozy lays a wreath at the statue of former Prime Minister George Clemenceau during Armistice day ceremony in Paris, November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Vincent Messler </p>

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy lays a wreath at the statue of former Prime Minister George Clemenceau during Armistice day ceremony in Paris, November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Vincent Messler

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy lays a wreath at the statue of former Prime Minister George Clemenceau during Armistice day ceremony in Paris, November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Vincent Messler

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<p>President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush greet veterans at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York, November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Young </p>

President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush greet veterans at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York, November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Young

President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush greet veterans at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York, November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>People pay respects on Armistice Day at the Cenotaph in Sydney November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz </p>

People pay respects on Armistice Day at the Cenotaph in Sydney November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

People pay respects on Armistice Day at the Cenotaph in Sydney November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

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<p>World War One veteran Harry Patch, 110, reacts at an Armistice Day service at The Cenotaph in London November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

World War One veteran Harry Patch, 110, reacts at an Armistice Day service at The Cenotaph in London November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

World War One veteran Harry Patch, 110, reacts at an Armistice Day service at The Cenotaph in London November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>U.S. veterans who survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor are honored before the start of the San Diego Chargers-Kansas City Chiefs NFL football game in San Diego, California November 9, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

U.S. veterans who survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor are honored before the start of the San Diego Chargers-Kansas City Chiefs NFL football game in San Diego, California November 9, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

U.S. veterans who survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor are honored before the start of the San Diego Chargers-Kansas City Chiefs NFL football game in San Diego, California November 9, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>A member of a Philippine military honor guard salutes as the Philippine and American flags are carried by an honour guard during a Veterans Day ceremony at the American Cemetery in Manila November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside </p>

A member of a Philippine military honor guard salutes as the Philippine and American flags are carried by an honour guard during a Veterans Day ceremony at the American Cemetery in Manila November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

A member of a Philippine military honor guard salutes as the Philippine and American flags are carried by an honour guard during a Veterans Day ceremony at the American Cemetery in Manila November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

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<p>A Filipino war veteran walks through the memorial at the American Cemetery before the start of a Veterans Day ceremony in Manila November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside </p>

A Filipino war veteran walks through the memorial at the American Cemetery before the start of a Veterans Day ceremony in Manila November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

A Filipino war veteran walks through the memorial at the American Cemetery before the start of a Veterans Day ceremony in Manila November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

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<p>A cross rests against a headstone at the Bourlon Wood Cemetery in Bourlon, France November 10, 2008.  REUTERS/Chris Wattie </p>

A cross rests against a headstone at the Bourlon Wood Cemetery in Bourlon, France November 10, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

A cross rests against a headstone at the Bourlon Wood Cemetery in Bourlon, France November 10, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

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<p>President-elect Barack Obama and double-amputee Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth walk together to place a wreath at a veterans memorial in Chicago November 11, 2008. Duckworth is director of the department of veteran affairs for Illinois. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

President-elect Barack Obama and double-amputee Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth walk together to place a wreath at a veterans memorial in Chicago November 11, 2008. Duckworth is director of the department of veteran affairs for Illinois....more

President-elect Barack Obama and double-amputee Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth walk together to place a wreath at a veterans memorial in Chicago November 11, 2008. Duckworth is director of the department of veteran affairs for Illinois. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>President-elect Barack Obama and double-amputee Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth place a wreath at a veterans memorial in Chicago November 11, 2008. Duckworth is director of the department of veteran affairs for Illinois. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque</p>

President-elect Barack Obama and double-amputee Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth place a wreath at a veterans memorial in Chicago November 11, 2008. Duckworth is director of the department of veteran affairs for Illinois. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque more

President-elect Barack Obama and double-amputee Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth place a wreath at a veterans memorial in Chicago November 11, 2008. Duckworth is director of the department of veteran affairs for Illinois. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>A member of the U.S. Armed forces stands as U.S. Army paratroopers parachute in the sky during a Veterans Day ceremony and rededication of the Intrepid Sea, Air, &amp; Space Museum in New York November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton </p>

A member of the U.S. Armed forces stands as U.S. Army paratroopers parachute in the sky during a Veterans Day ceremony and rededication of the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum in New York November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A member of the U.S. Armed forces stands as U.S. Army paratroopers parachute in the sky during a Veterans Day ceremony and rededication of the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum in New York November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>Lorna Levante and her eight-year-old daughter, Kelsey, visit a memorial constructed of 4,824 wooden crosses, the number of U.S. troops killed in the war in Iraq, on Veteran's Day in Lafayette, California November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith </p>

Lorna Levante and her eight-year-old daughter, Kelsey, visit a memorial constructed of 4,824 wooden crosses, the number of U.S. troops killed in the war in Iraq, on Veteran's Day in Lafayette, California November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith more

Lorna Levante and her eight-year-old daughter, Kelsey, visit a memorial constructed of 4,824 wooden crosses, the number of U.S. troops killed in the war in Iraq, on Veteran's Day in Lafayette, California November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>U.S. Marines stand aboard the USS Bataan during a Veterans Day ceremony and rededication of the Intrepid Sea, Air, &amp; Space Museum in New York November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton </p>

U.S. Marines stand aboard the USS Bataan during a Veterans Day ceremony and rededication of the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum in New York November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

U.S. Marines stand aboard the USS Bataan during a Veterans Day ceremony and rededication of the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum in New York November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>Soldiers stand guard while colors are presented in front of the Tomb of the Unknowns on Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Mitch Dumke </p>

Soldiers stand guard while colors are presented in front of the Tomb of the Unknowns on Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Mitch Dumke

Soldiers stand guard while colors are presented in front of the Tomb of the Unknowns on Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Mitch Dumke

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<p>Two girls watch the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns on Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Mitch Dumke </p>

Two girls watch the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns on Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Mitch Dumke

Two girls watch the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns on Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Mitch Dumke

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<p>Florence Palko, standing next to her son Gary, pays tribute to her husband Walter Palko who is buried in Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2008.  REUTERS/Mitch Dumke </p>

Florence Palko, standing next to her son Gary, pays tribute to her husband Walter Palko who is buried in Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Mitch Dumke

Florence Palko, standing next to her son Gary, pays tribute to her husband Walter Palko who is buried in Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Mitch Dumke

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<p>Canadian Second World War veterans Phil Etter (L) and Bill Story salute during a Remembrance Ceremony at the Mons Cemetery in Mons, Belgium November 11, 2008.  REUTERS/Chris Wattie </p>

Canadian Second World War veterans Phil Etter (L) and Bill Story salute during a Remembrance Ceremony at the Mons Cemetery in Mons, Belgium November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canadian Second World War veterans Phil Etter (L) and Bill Story salute during a Remembrance Ceremony at the Mons Cemetery in Mons, Belgium November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

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