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Normandy prepares for 70th anniversary of World War II invasion

Posted: April 6, 2014 at 3:17 a.m.

Pedestrians walk along the Aure River in Bayeux, France. The charming town sits just a few miles from the beaches of Normandy where Allied forces invaded on D-Day during World War II in 1944.

Pedestrians walk along the Aure River in Bayeux, France. The charming town sits just a few miles from the beaches of Normandy where Allied forces invaded on D-Day during World War II in 1944.

There’s a digital clock on display outside the visitors center in the charming Normandy town of Bayeux — but it doesn’t tell the time. It’s counting down the days until the 70th anniversary of D-Day in June.

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U.S. soldiers walk among the graves of the American Cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer, a coastal village near Omaha Beach. (Credit: AP)

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