France Armistice Day

November 11, 2012 - 8:34 AM
French President Francois Hollande, centre, stands with the unidentified children of soldiers killed in Afghanistan, during the Armistice Day ceremony, in Paris, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. President Francois Hollande reviewed troops around Paris' iconic Arc de Triomphe and laid a wreath on the tomb of the unknown solider beneath the arch to commemorate France's war dead. Nov. 11 marks the signing of the truce that ended the fighting in World War I and had previously been reserved for remembering the more than 1 million French soldiers killed in that war. Hollande was accompanied Sunday by the children of soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan — a nod to the country's decision last year to commemorate all of its war dead on Armistice Day. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, Pool)