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Flags Fly For Veterans

Tuesday is Veterans' Day. The main observances this year are being held in Tampere and are expected to be attended by 2500 war veterans and family members.

Suomen lippu liehuu tangossa.
Image: YLE

The observances will also be attended by President Tarja Halonen and her husband, Pentti Arajärvi. The event is open to the public.

The day's observances in Tampere begin with flag-raising ceremonies in the morning, followed by a prayer service.

The main events at the Tampere Fair Centre was broadcast live on YLE TV on Tuesday afternoon.

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