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Revisiting Victory in Europe Day of 1945

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 35: Picture dated of May 8, 1945 showing people looking at the crowded Champs Elysees Avenue from the Triumphal Arch (Arc de Triomphe) as Parisians gathered in the streets of Paris to celebrate the unconditionnal German capitulation at the end of the second World War. (AFP/Getty Images)

Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) is celebrated on May 8 every year to mark the unconditional surrender of German troops in 1945 – the signing of the document by General Alfred Jodl effectively ended World War II in Europe. We look back at some moments from that historic occasion.

(Pictured) A group of people look down at Champs-Élysées in Paris, France.

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