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London: Queen Elizabeth II leading in ceremony honoring war dead

Queen Elizabeth II was leading tributes to Britain's war dead at a somber Remembrance Sunday ceremony in London.

The monarch was due to lay a wreath of red poppies at the foot of the Cenotaph monument in Whitehall, near the Houses of Parliament. Prime Minister Tony Blair also was due to attend the annual memorial ceremony, along with thousands of troops, veterans and civilians, religious leaders and representatives of the Commonwealth of former British colonies.

The service is held on the nearest Sunday to the anniversary of the end of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918, at 11:00 a.m. But the ceremony also honors those killed in subsequent conflicts, including almost 100 who have died in Iraq since the March 2003 invasion, reported AP. P.T.