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    Germany's President Frank-Walter Steinmeier walks after speaks at the commemoration ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of World War II in Wielun, Poland, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019.

    World Leaders Attend WWII 80th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony in Warsaw

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel participates in commemorations marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II in Warsaw along with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Polish President Andrzej Duda, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and US Vice President Mike Pence, on Sunday, 1 September.

    Pence, Steinmeier and Duda are scheduled to give speeches in Warsaw’s Pilsudski Square to commemorate Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland and the following outbreak of World War II.

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