World leaders gathered in Paris led global commemorations on Sunday to mark 100 years since the end of World War I at a time of growing nationalism and diplomatic tensions.
Around 70 leaders including US and Russian presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin were marking the centenary of the 1918 Armistice in the French capital starting at 11 a.m. local time (1000 GMT).
Ceremonies in New Zealand, Australia, India, Hong Kong and Myanmar marked the start of the memorial events worldwide for a conflict that involved millions of troops from colonized countries in Asia and Africa.
The leaders of Commonwealth nations whose forces were deployed under British command 100 years ago also sounded a message of peace and hope for the world in the new century.
This was a war in which India was not directly involved yet our soldiers fought world over, just for the cause of peace, said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter on Sunday.
For our tomorrows, they gave their today, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told people gathered at the Remembrance Day national ceremony in Canberra.
The Paris commemorations, centered on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier beneath the Arc de T...