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In Pictures: Theresa May honours war dead in Belgium and France

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The Prime Minister laid wreaths in a war cemetery in Mons and at the Thiepval Memorial in Authuille.

Prime Minister Theresa May

Prime Minister Theresa May has paid her respects to those killed in the First World War, during a visit to Mons in Belgium.

Mrs May was joined by Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel for the visit to St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons.

She later travelled to France to pay tribute alongside French President Emmanuel Macron.

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Prime Minister Theresa May has visited the St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons (Gareth Fuller/PA)
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The PM laid a wreath at the grave of George Ellison, the last British soldier to be killed before Armistice in 1918 (Gareth Fuller/PA)
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Later, Mrs May left a wreath at the Thiepval Memorial in Authuille, France (Gareth Fuller/PA)
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The message on a wreath placed by Mrs May in Belgium (Gareth Fuller/PA)
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The grave in Belgium of John Parr, the first British soldier to be killed in 1914 (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Prime Minister Theresa May was joined at the St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons by Belgian PM Charles Michel (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron
Theresa May was welcomed by French President Emmanuel Macron in Albert, northern France (Francois Mori/AP)
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They were paying respects to the French and British soldiers at Thiepval war cemetery. (Francois Mori/AP)
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Mrs May and Mr Macron attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Thiepval Memorial in Authuille (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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The wreath that was laid (Gareth Fuller/PA)
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Meanwhile at Royal Wootton Bassett, members of the armed forces took part in the official opening of the Field of Remembrance (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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A crescent moon and poppies in the Field of Remembrance at Royal Wootton Bassett (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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Wreath-laying in the Field of Remembrance (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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The Military Wives choir sang at Royal Wootton Bassett (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Planting a Verdun oak, descended from an acorn collected on the battlefield in France, at Scotland’s First World War Centenary Wood at Dreghorn in Edinburgh
Margaret Murison and Major General Andrew Mackay planting a Verdun oak, descended from an acorn collected on the battlefield in France, at Scotland’s First World War Centenary Wood at Dreghorn in Edinburgh (Callum Bennetts/WTML/PA)
Pet tribute to Armistice day
Max, a spaniel cross and Peanut, a terrier cross, join a congregation of animals and representatives from Dogs Trust, Petplan Charitable Trust and other welfare charities and organisations, to pay their respects to animals which lost their lives in warfare (Jonathan Hordle/PA)
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Members of the Household Cavalry joined in the animal memorial in Park Lane, London (Jonathan Hordle/PA)
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Elsewhere, staff lined the atrium during the Lloyd’s of London Armistice commemoration service (Victoria Jones/PA)(Victoria Jones/PA)
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The floor of the Lloyd’s building was covered in poppies that fell through the atrium (Victoria Jones/PA)
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A salute to the fallen at Lloyd’s (Victoria Jones/PA)

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