Reverend Dr Simon Bloxam-Rose speaks on August 21, 2013 during the burial of an unknown soldier at the Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery in Villers-Plouich, northern France. 'Fifteen Ravine' was the name given by the Army to the shallow ravine, once bordered by fifteen trees, which ran at right angles to the railway about 800 metres south of the village of Villers-Plouich. The cemetery, sometimes called Farm Ravine Cemetery, was begun by the 17th Welsh Regiment in April 1917, a few days after the capture of the ravine by the 12th South Wales Borderers. It continued in use during the Battle of Cambrai (November 1917) and until March 1918, when the ravine formed the boundary between the Third and Fifth Armies. On 22 March, the second day of the great German offensive, the ground passed into their hands after severe fighting, and it was not regained until the end of the following September. In March 1918, the cemetery contained 107 graves (now Plot I), but it was greatly enlarged after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the battlefields south-west of Cambrai and other cemeteries. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN
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A couple splash each other in a fountain during a heatwave on July 1, 2015 in Paris, France. France is currently experiencing a heatwave which has prompted weather alerts as temperatures are expected to reach over 40 degrees celcius.
Charles, Prince of Wales Colonel in Chief of The Royal Gurkha Rifles, is seen giving a traditional kukri knife during his visit to 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles at Shorncliffe in Kent to celebrate 200 years of Gurkha service to the Crown on July 1, 2015 in Folkestone, United Kingdom.
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Charles, Prince of Wales Colonel in Chief of The Royal Gurkha Rifles, is seen visiting 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles at Shorncliffe in Kent to celebrate 200 years of Gurkha service to the Crown on July 1, 2015 in Folkestone, United Kingdom.
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Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey (R) participate in a news conference July 1, 2015 at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Secretary Carter announced that President Obama is nominating Lt. Gen. Robert Neller to be the next Marine Corps commandant.
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Migrants walk in a make shift camp known as the 'New Jungle' on July 1, 2015 in Calais, France. Cross-channel travel has be disrupted for third day this week as MyFerryLink employees continue their industrial action. Migrants took advantage of the travel disruption by trying to board lorries bound for the UK.
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Marine One lifts off from the South Lawn with U.S. President Barack Obama on board for a day trip to Tennessee July 1, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama traveled to Nashville to hold an event where he will discuss ways to improve the Affordable Care Act, including by extending Medicaid coverage to more low-income people.