In pictures: Holocaust Memorial Day

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Commemorations held across Europe to remember the six million Jews killed by Nazi Germany

Events have taken place to mark the day 67 years ago when the Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated. The date is commemorated as Holocaust Memorial Day: a time to remember all those who died as a result of Nazi Germany's genocide of approximately six million Jews during the second world war. In this picture, a candle burns in front of a memorial wall bearing the engraved names of tens of thousands of Hungarian Holocaust victims in the Holocaust Memorial Centre in Budapest, Hungary.

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Moldova

A woman places a flower tribute inside the star of David at the Holocaust remembrance memorial in Chisinau, Moldova.

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Russia

Jews attend a service marking Holocaust Memorial Day in a synagogue in Moscow.

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Auschwitz

Holocaust survivors lay wreaths at the "Wall of Death" at Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland on the 67th anniversary of the death camp's liberation. Survivors and others gather every year to commemorate those who perished. 27 January is the anniversary of the camp's liberation by the Soviet Red Army in 1945.

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Germany

Christian Wulff, Germany's president, applauds to Holocaust survivor Marcel Reich-Ranicki after his speech during a Holocaust hour of remembrance at the German federal parliament in Berlin.

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Budapest

Holocaust surviver Eva Szirtes points onto names of her father Andor Schaeffer and her uncle Istvan Schaeffer on a memorial wall holding the engraved names of tens of thousands of Hungarian Holocaust victims in the Holocaust Memorial Centere in Budapest.

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Paris

Samuel Pisar, right, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor and international lawyer, author and human rights activist, is made Unesco Honorary Ambassador and Special Envoy for Holocaust Education by Unesco director general Irina Bokova in Paris.