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Hollande, African leaders honour 'southern D-Day' veterans

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President Francois Hollande and 15 African leaders paid tribute Friday to the hundreds of thousands of troops who, 70 years ago, launched the southern invasion of occupied France that opened up a second western front against Hitler's Nazis. 

French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech during ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allied landing in Provence, on August 15, 2014 at the Mont Faron memorial, in Toulon

After a colourful military ceremony on the aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle under clear blue southern France skies, Hollande said Europe "should never forget that its salvation came from the south."

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