In pictures: Highlights from the ANZAC Day ceremonies

Thousands of people in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand attended dawn services and military parades on Tuesday to commemorate ANZAC Day, the Gallipoli landings during World War One and the infamous Thai-Burma death railway of World War Two. The day marks the landing of thousands of troops from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey on April 25, 1915. The ill-fated military campaign against the Turks has become an important anniversary to remember troops from both countries who served and died in war.

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New Zealand military stand at attention at the cenotaph during the ANZAC Day dawn service in Christchurch, New Zealand. ANZAC Day is held annually commemorating the April 25, 1915, landings in Gallipoli, the first major military action fought by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during World War I. (Mark Baker/AP)

New Zealand military stand at attention at the cenotaph during the ANZAC Day dawn service in Christchurch, New Zealand. ANZAC Day is held annually commemorating the April 25, 1915, landings in Gallipoli, the first major military action fought by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during World War I. (Mark Baker/AP)

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A flower is placed between tiles of a wall containing the names of soldiers missing in action from World War One before the wreath-laying ceremony at the Australian National Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux, northern France, on ANZAC Day. Thousands of people in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand attended dawn services and military parades on Tuesday to commemorate ANZAC Day, the Gallipoli landings during World War One and the infamous Thai-Burma death railway of World War Two. (Michel Spingler/AP)

A flower is placed between tiles of a wall containing the names of soldiers missing in action from World War One before the wreath-laying ceremony at the Australian National Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux, northern France, on ANZAC Day. Thousands of people in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand attended dawn services and military parades on Tuesday to commemorate ANZAC Day, the Gallipoli landings during World War One and the infamous Thai-Burma death railway of World War Two. (Michel Spingler/AP)

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A relative of a veteran carries a photograph as a tribute during the annual ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day march through central Sydney, Australia. The day marks the landing of thousands of troops from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey on April 25, 1915. (David Gray/REUTERS)

A relative of a veteran carries a photograph as a tribute during the annual ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day march through central Sydney, Australia. The day marks the landing of thousands of troops from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey on April 25, 1915. (David Gray/REUTERS)

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An official walks next to graves at the ANZAC cemetery near the ANZAC cove in Canakkale before the ceremony celebrating the 102nd anniversary of the Anzac Day. The ill-fated military campaign against the Turks has become an important anniversary to remember troops from both countries who served and died in war. (Ozan Kose/AFP)

An official walks next to graves at the ANZAC cemetery near the ANZAC cove in Canakkale before the ceremony celebrating the 102nd anniversary of the Anzac Day. The ill-fated military campaign against the Turks has become an important anniversary to remember troops from both countries who served and died in war. (Ozan Kose/AFP)

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A boy greets a veteran in a wheelchair during the annual ANZAC Day march. Gallipoli was the first time that soldiers from Australia and New Zealand fought under their own flags and is seared in the national consciousness as a point where their nations came of age, emerging from the shadow of the British Empire. (Steven Saphore/REUTERS)

A boy greets a veteran in a wheelchair during the annual ANZAC Day march. Gallipoli was the first time that soldiers from Australia and New Zealand fought under their own flags and is seared in the national consciousness as a point where their nations came of age, emerging from the shadow of the British Empire. (Steven Saphore/REUTERS)

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A woman watches the Dawn Service ceremony at the Anzac Cove beach in Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey. (Emrah Gurel/AP)

A woman watches the Dawn Service ceremony at the Anzac Cove beach in Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey. (Emrah Gurel/AP)

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A bagpiper performs during the Dawn Service ceremony at the Anzac Cove beach in Gallipoli peninsula, in Turkey. Television footage showed veterans and their families marching by flag-waving crowds and laying wreaths at war memorials in Sydney and other Australian cities. (Emrah Gurel/AP)

A bagpiper performs during the Dawn Service ceremony at the Anzac Cove beach in Gallipoli peninsula, in Turkey. Television footage showed veterans and their families marching by flag-waving crowds and laying wreaths at war memorials in Sydney and other Australian cities. (Emrah Gurel/AP)

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Indian Sikh war veterans and their families prepare to take part in the Anzac Day parade in Sydney. The 102nd anniversary of ANZAC Day was being held amid tight security in Gallipoli after the Australian government said earlier this month it had received information of a possible attack during the ceremony. (Peter Parks/AFP)

Indian Sikh war veterans and their families prepare to take part in the Anzac Day parade in Sydney. The 102nd anniversary of ANZAC Day was being held amid tight security in Gallipoli after the Australian government said earlier this month it had received information of a possible attack during the ceremony. (Peter Parks/AFP)

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A young girl waves the Australian flag as she watches the Anzac Day parade in Sydney. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull posted a message and photo on Twitter on Tuesday after his unannounced visit to Australian troops in Afghanistan and Iraq this week. (Peter Parks/AFP)

A young girl waves the Australian flag as she watches the Anzac Day parade in Sydney. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull posted a message and photo on Twitter on Tuesday after his unannounced visit to Australian troops in Afghanistan and Iraq this week. (Peter Parks/AFP)

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People attend the dawn service marking Anzac Day in Gallipoli. The Australian leader also met with his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi and pledged an additional Aus$110 million (USD 83 million) in funding to combat the Islamic State group. (Ozan Kose/AFP)

People attend the dawn service marking Anzac Day in Gallipoli. The Australian leader also met with his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi and pledged an additional Aus$110 million (USD 83 million) in funding to combat the Islamic State group. (Ozan Kose/AFP)

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A supplied image of Royal New Zealand Army officer Colonel Glenn King lays a wreath during the Indigenous Anzac Day commemoration event held on Mount Ainslie in Canberra, Australia, April 25, 2017. Approximately 2350 ADF members are currently deployed on operation, continuing the Anzac spirit whilst serving Australia’s national interests at home and in many countries around the world. (Australian Defence Force/REUTERS)

A supplied image of Royal New Zealand Army officer Colonel Glenn King lays a wreath during the Indigenous Anzac Day commemoration event held on Mount Ainslie in Canberra, Australia, April 25, 2017. Approximately 2350 ADF members are currently deployed on operation, continuing the Anzac spirit whilst serving Australia’s national interests at home and in many countries around the world. (Australian Defence Force/REUTERS)

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An Australian visitor attends a dawn ceremony. There are some 270 Australian Defence Force personnel deployed in Afghanistan and another 780 in the Middle East including Iraq. (Osman Orsal/REUTERS)

An Australian visitor attends a dawn ceremony. There are some 270 Australian Defence Force personnel deployed in Afghanistan and another 780 in the Middle East including Iraq. (Osman Orsal/REUTERS)

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A relative of a veteran carries an Australian national flag and photograph as a tribute. Forty-two Australians have died while on military service in Afghanistan and two in Iraq since 2002. (David Gray/REUTERS)

A relative of a veteran carries an Australian national flag and photograph as a tribute. Forty-two Australians have died while on military service in Afghanistan and two in Iraq since 2002. (David Gray/REUTERS)

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A veteran sits in a wheelchair as he participates in the annual ANZAC Day march. In Canberra, indigenous veterans -- who had to fight to be recognised for their sacrifices -- led the national march for the first time. (David Gray/REUTERS)

A veteran sits in a wheelchair as he participates in the annual ANZAC Day march. In Canberra, indigenous veterans -- who had to fight to be recognised for their sacrifices -- led the national march for the first time. (David Gray/REUTERS)

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A relative of a veteran carries a sign and photograph as a tribute. Drawing attention to the current batch of troops returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, Curtis McGrath spoke of how his friends fought to save him in 2012 after an explosion blew off his legs. (David Gray/REUTERS)

A relative of a veteran carries a sign and photograph as a tribute. Drawing attention to the current batch of troops returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, Curtis McGrath spoke of how his friends fought to save him in 2012 after an explosion blew off his legs. (David Gray/REUTERS)

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A servicewoman observes a minute of silence at the Dawn Service of Anzac Day in Sydney. (Saeed Khan/AFP)

A servicewoman observes a minute of silence at the Dawn Service of Anzac Day in Sydney. (Saeed Khan/AFP)

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People attend the Dawn Service of Anzac Day in Sydney. The Afghanistan veteran called for “a mighty dust-off” for returning service personnel, using a military term for emergency evacuation which stands for “dedicated unhesitating service to our fighting forces”. (Saeed Khan/AFP)

People attend the Dawn Service of Anzac Day in Sydney. The Afghanistan veteran called for “a mighty dust-off” for returning service personnel, using a military term for emergency evacuation which stands for “dedicated unhesitating service to our fighting forces”. (Saeed Khan/AFP)

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A serviceman stands in front of a building projecting world war pictures near the Cenotaph during the Anzac Day Dawn Service in Sydney. Dawn services were held across the two countries on the anniversary of the ill-fated 1915 campaign of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps that left 11,500 of them dead in what is now Turkey during World War I. (Saeed Khan/AFP)

A serviceman stands in front of a building projecting world war pictures near the Cenotaph during the Anzac Day Dawn Service in Sydney. Dawn services were held across the two countries on the anniversary of the ill-fated 1915 campaign of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps that left 11,500 of them dead in what is now Turkey during World War I. (Saeed Khan/AFP)

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Te Wairua Tapu Choir from New Zealand sing 'Song of Sorrow', in Maori language, during the Anzac Day Dawn Service in Sydney. (Saeed Khan/AFP)

Te Wairua Tapu Choir from New Zealand sing 'Song of Sorrow', in Maori language, during the Anzac Day Dawn Service in Sydney. (Saeed Khan/AFP)

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A man places a poppy on a cross at the field of remembrance following the ANZAC Day dawn service in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Mark Baker/AP)

A man places a poppy on a cross at the field of remembrance following the ANZAC Day dawn service in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Mark Baker/AP)

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An ANZAC soldier grave stone is pictured at the ANZAC cemetery near the ANZAC cove in Canakkale. (Ozan Kose/AFP)

An ANZAC soldier grave stone is pictured at the ANZAC cemetery near the ANZAC cove in Canakkale. (Ozan Kose/AFP)

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