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15 August 2010updated 27 Sep 2015 2:16am

In Pictures: VJ Day celebrations, August 1945

Anniversary special.

By New Statesman

The Prince of Wales leads veterans in a service to mark the 65th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day this morning, but rather than bring you images from that event, far better to offer these from 1945:

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15 August 1945: American troops in Paris celebrate news of the Japanese surrender by marching through the streets with the Stars and Stripes and a news headline that reads, “Japs licked”. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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16 August 1945: A sailor is thrown into the air and caught by a group of Land Girls in Trafalgar Square, London, during VJ Day celebrations. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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10 August 1945: In the excitement of the celebrations following news of Japan’s defeat, an American soldier kisses a London girl in Piccadilly Circus. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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11 August 1945: Crowds in London’s streets cheered loudly as news was received of the Japanese defeat. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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