Europe, US Honor Victims on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Countries across Europe, as well as the United States, pay their annual respect to victims of the Holocaust on Jan. 27, 2017. The International Holocaust Remembrance Day marks the the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Oświęcim, Poland. About 1.1 million people were murdered during World War II by Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime. See the photos.

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Canon Chancellor Christopher Collingwood helps light one of 600 candles in the shape of the Star of David to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day at York Minster, York,, England, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017.
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Holocaust survivors commemorate the people killed by the Nazis at the former Auschwitz Germany Nazi death camp in Oświęcim, Poland, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017.
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Holocaust survivors Sami Modiano, right and Piero Terracina hug each other during an event to commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in the Rome's Capitol Hill, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017.
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Bjorn Lyrvall, Swedish Ambassador to the US, helps Holocaust survivor Michel Margosis, right, light a memorial candle during an International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 27, 2017.
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People visit at the Hall of Names in the Yad Vashem museum to see the exhibition and commemorate International Holocaust day on Jan. 26, 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel.
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Memory Quilts made by the children and grandchildren of orphaned child survivors of the Holocaust are pictured on display at the National Holocaust Memorial Day event at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre on Jan. 26, 2017 in London, England. The commemorative event, attended by religious leaders, heard testimonies from survivors of the Holocaust, in which millions of predominantly Jewish people were killed.
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Lithuanian Jews light candles during a commemoration ceremony on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in the Synagogue in Vilnius, Lithuania, Jan. 26, 2017. The International Holocaust Remembrance Day marks the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp on Jan. 27, 1945.
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Jewish war veterans and holocaust survivors wave Israeli flags during the United Nations Holocaust Memorial Ceremony, Friday Jan. 27, 2017 at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
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A candle is lit at a ceremony marking the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017.
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to members of the diplomatic corps in Israel in the Yad Vashem Synagogue on Jan. 26, 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel. Thousands of people will come together to remember and honor the millions killed in the Holocaust and mark the 71th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops on Jan. 27, 1945. Auschwitz was among the most notorious of the concentration camps run by the Nazis during WWII and whilst it is impossible to put an exact figure on the death toll it is alleged that over a million people lost their lives in the camp, the majority of whom were Jewish.
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