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Europe pauses to remember 100th anniversary of Battle of the Somme, the deadliest battle of World War I

Europe pauses to remember 100th anniversary of Battle of the Somme, the deadliest battle of World War I

One week after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, British Prime Minister David Cameron and members of the royal family were standing side-by-side with France's president to celebrate their historic alliance at the centenary of the deadliest battle of World War I.

More than 1 million people were killed, wounded or went missing in the Battle of the Somme in northern France, pitting British and French troops against German ones from July 1 to Nov. 18, 1916.

Britain held a moment of silence Friday morning to mark 100 years since the bloodiest day of British military history — about 20,000 British soldiers alone were killed on the first day of battle.

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