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At beach, D-Day vets applauded

Posted: June 7, 2014 at 4:42 a.m.

A group of military re-enactors feign a landing of a World War II barge, on the beach of Arromanches, France, Friday, June 6, 2014, as part of D-Day commemorations. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of World War Two's D-Day landings. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France -- They rushed the shores of Normandy 70 years ago in a daring gambit to expel despotism from Europe, and on Friday, they returned as members of a disappearing generation to commemorate D-Day.

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