A flag waves over Omaha Beach, one of the sites of the Allied soldier landings. Veterans of World War II place crosses and flags on the graves of the fallen. World leaders gather in France to pay tribute to the thousands who gave their lives in the invasion on June 6, 1944.
On Friday, a sun-splattered Normandy celebrated peace, with silent salutes, tears and international friendship marking 70 years since the D-Day invasion helped change the course of the war and modern history.
Here’s a look at the commemorations.