Europe looks back to WWI

Monday, August, 4, 2014, marks the 100th anniversary of the day Britain declared war on Germany and the First World War, which is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts, began.
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French President Francois Hollande (L) and German President Joachim Gauck attend a ceremony at the memorial to the battles at Hartmannswillerkopf, as part of commemorations marking the centenary of World War I on August 3, 2014 near Cernay, France. The German and French armies clashed repeatedly throughout 1915 at Hartmannswillerkopf, also known as Vieil Armand and Hartmannsweiler Kopf, a strategic hill in Alsace that cost the two sides a total of over 30,000 casualties. Gauck will travel tomorrow to Belgium, where further commemorations will take place as Europe looks back at a war that cost the world tens of millions of lives. (Getty Images)
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French President Francois Hollande (R) and German President Joachim Gauck visit the crypt at the memorial to the battles at Hartmannswillerkopf, as part of commemorations marking the centenary of World War I on August 3, 2014 near Cernay, France. The German and French armies clashed repeatedly throughout 1915 at Hartmannswillerkopf, also known as Vieil Armand and Hartmannsweiler Kopf, a strategic hill in Alsace that cost the two sides a total of over 30,000 casualties. Gauck will travel tomorrow to Belgium, where further commemorations will take place as Europe looks back at a war that cost the world tens of millions of lives. (Getty Images)
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French President Francois Hollande (L) and German President Joachim Gauck attend a ceremony at the memorial to the battles at Hartmannswillerkopf, as part of commemorations marking the centenary of World War I on August 3, 2014 near Cernay, France. The German and French armies clashed repeatedly throughout 1915 at Hartmannswillerkopf, also known as Vieil Armand and Hartmannsweiler Kopf, a strategic hill in Alsace that cost the two sides a total of over 30,000 casualties. Gauck will travel tomorrow to Belgium, where further commemorations will take place as Europe looks back at a war that cost the world tens of millions of lives. (Getty Images)
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French President Francois Hollande (R) and German President Joachim Gauck deliver a speech after a ceremony at the memorial to the battles at Hartmannswillerkopf, as part of commemorations marking the centenary of World War I on August 3, 2014 near Cernay, France. The German and French armies clashed repeatedly throughout 1915 at Hartmannswillerkopf, also known as Vieil Armand and Hartmannsweiler Kopf, a strategic hill in Alsace that cost the two sides a total of over 30,000 casualties. Gauck will travel tomorrow to Belgium, where further commemorations will take place as Europe looks back at a war that cost the world tens of millions of lives. (Getty Images)
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A general view of headstones at a cemetery where a large number of soldiers killed during World War I are buried, at the memorial to the battles at Hartmannswillerkopf, on August 3, 2014 near Cernay, France. The German and French armies clashed repeatedly throughout 1915 at Hartmannswillerkopf, also known as Vieil Armand and Hartmannsweiler Kopf, a strategic hill in Alsace that cost the two sides a total of over 30,000 casualties. Gauck will travel tomorrow to Belgium, where further commemorations will take place as Europe looks back at a war that cost the world tens of millions of lives. (Getty Images)
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Mud, kicked up by falling rain, covers the inscription 'Known unto god' on the headstone of an unknown soldier buried in Hooge Crater Military Cemetery on August 3, 2014 in Ypres, Belgium. Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11 pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War, also known as the Great War, lasted until November 11th, 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout today. (Getty Images)
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The grave of an unknown soldier lays near the Cross of Sacrifice at The Welsh Military Cemetery on August 2, 2014 in Ypres, Belgium. Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11 pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Getty Images)
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The setting sun illuminates the sculpture of the 'Brooding Soldier' the monument commemorates the Canadian First Division's participation in the Second Battle of Ypres of World War I. August 2, 2014 in Saint Julien, Belgium. Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11 pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Getty Images)