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In Pictures: How D-Day Diplomacy Has Shaped Geopolitics

France is set to host world leaders, including Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. Russia has not been invited to the June 6 commemorations due to its ongoing war in Ukraine. The ceremonies honor soldiers who fought and died in the 1944 Allied landings that contributed to the defeat of Nazi Germany. But over the years, the gatherings have taken on a diplomatic dimension with heads of state coming together to address burning geopolitical issues.

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