Malaysians remember WW2 invasion

Malaysians have marked the 72nd anniversary of the day Japan invaded their country by releasing colourful balloons as a symbol of peace. The World War II Japanese Invasion Day Commemoration Ceremony took place in Nilai, with many participants who lived through the occupation by Japan during the war.
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A man brings forward a bouquet of flowers on the memorial ground during the World War II Japanese Invasion Day Commemoration Ceremony on September 1, 2013 in Nilai, Malaysia. Many Malaysians still remember the atrocities inflicted by the Japanese army in Malaysia from September 1, 1941 for three years and eight months during World War II. (Getty Images)
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Hundreds of family members and friends of who fought against the Japanese gather during the World War II Japanese Invasion Day Commemoration Ceremony on September 1, 2013 in Nilai, Malaysia. Many Malaysians still remember the atrocities inflicted by the Japanese army in Malaysia from September 1, 1941 for three years and eight months during World War II. (Getty Images)
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Family members and friends release colourful balloons as a symbol of peace during the World War II Japanese Invasion Day Commemoration Ceremony on September 1, 2013 in Nilai, Malaysia. Many Malaysians still remember the atrocities inflicted by the Japanese army in Malaysia from September 1, 1941 for three years and eight months during World War II. (Getty Images)
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A man greets his long lost friend during the World War II Japanese Invasion Day Commemoration Ceremony on September 1, 2013 in Nilai, Malaysia. Many Malaysians still remember the atrocities inflicted by the Japanese army in Malaysia from September 1, 1941 for three years and eight months during World War II. (Getty Images)
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A man holds a bouquet of flowers and colourful balloons as a symbol of peace during the World War II Japanese Invasion Day Commemoration Ceremony on September 1, 2013 in Nilai, Malaysia. Many Malaysians still remember the atrocities inflicted by the Japanese army in Malaysia from September 1, 1941 for three years and eight months during World War II. (Getty Images)
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Family members and friends place bouquets of flowers on the memorial ground during the World War II Japanese Invasion Day Commemoration Ceremony on September 1, 2013 in Nilai, Malaysia. Many Malaysians still remember the atrocities inflicted by the Japanese army in Malaysia from September 1, 1941 for three years and eight months during World War II. (Getty Images)
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