Slideshow: commemorations in pictures

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From the solemnity of the Belfast cenotaph to dressing up for re-enactments, August 4 saw a raft of different images of remembrance.

At Helen’s Bay, smoke billowed from the muzzle of a gigantic gun as it was fired for the WW1 centenary, while children and adults alike were dressed in the garb of the 1914-18 conflict.

In Belfast, a raft of familiar unionist faces stood in sombre silence during a service at around 1pm, while the Union flag was lowered.

Later in the evening, as the summer sun set over the city, there was a candle-lit vigil at the hall – whilst in places such as Bangor there were also evening ceremonies.

Here is a small collection of images from the day, illustrating these varying commemorative activities.

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