Commemorations have taken place around the world for Armistice Day, with Australia, France, Belgium and Australia all paying their respects to those who died in wartime. This year is the 98th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, marking the end of World War One.

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Poppies sit in a fountain during an Armistice Day event at Trafalgar Square, LondonToby Melville/ Reuters
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Workers and guests mark the two minute silence for Armistice Day in the Lloyd's Building in LondonLeon Neal/ Getty Images

Traffic came to a halt at London's Trafalgar Square and crowds of people were invited to put poppy petals in the square's famous fountains, while school children paid tribute to fallen soldiers. In Bristol, 19,420 figurines were lain out on College Green as part of the 19240 Shrouds of the Somme art installation. Prince Harry led commemorations at a service at the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Stafford. Scottish and English football fans decorated their nations flags with the poppy symbol, as they prepared to watch the World Cup qualifier.

Armistice Day 2016
A girl places a poppy in a fountain at Trafalgar Square, before observing a two minute silence in honour of Armistice Day in LondonDaniel Leal-Olivas/ Getty Images
Armistice Day 2016
Pupils from Eden Gils' School hold poppies as they wait to observe a two minute silence in honour of Armistice Day in LondonDaniel Leal-Olivas/ Getty Images
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Sottish football fans stand in Trafalgar Square as they wait to observe a two minute silence in honour of Armistice Day in LondonDaniel Leal-Olivas/ Getty Images

French President Francois Hollande paid his respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. In In Australia, Sydney's Opera House was illuminated with poppies to commemorate the ending of the First World War. Armistice Day is followed by Remembrance Sunday, which falls on 13 November. IBTimesUK presents some of the best photographs from various commemorations across the globe:

Armistice Day 2016
Prince Harry attends The Armistice Day Service at The National Memorial Arboretum in StaffordChristopher Furlong/ Getty Images
Armistice Day 2016
Prince Harry lays a wreath as he attends The Armistice Day Service at The National Memorial Arboretum in StaffordDarren Staples/ Getty Images
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A former soldier attends The National Memorial Arboretum in StaffordChristopher Furlong/ Getty Images
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Prince Harry (2L) salutes as he joins others to attend The Armistice Day Service at The National Memorial Arboretum in StaffordChristopher Furlong/ Getty Images
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A soldier prepares for The Armistice Day Service at The National Memorial Arboretum in Stafford, EnglandChristopher Furlong/ Getty Images
Armistice Day 2016
The early morning autumn sun illuminates some of the 19,420 figurines that have been laid out on College Green as part of the 19240 Shrouds of the Somme art installation in BristolMatt Cardy/ Getty Images
Armistice Day 2016
The early morning autumn sun illuminates some of the 19,420 figurines that have been laid out on College Green as part of the 19240 Shrouds of the Somme art installation in BristolMatt Cardy/ Getty Images
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ake Moores, who was a Commodore in the Royal Navy looks at some of the 19,420 figurines that have been laid out on College Green as part of the 19240 Shrouds of the Somme art installation in BristolMatt Cardy/ Getty Images
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French President Francois Hollande (C) lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, FranceStephanie de Sakutin/ AFP
Armistice Day 2016
French President Francois Hollande signs a register next to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris during the Armistice Day commemorations marking the end of WWIStephanie de Sakutin/ AFP
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King Philippe of Belgium attends the Armistice Day ceremony marking the 98th anniversary of the end of World War One in Brussels, BelgiumYves Herman/ Reuters
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French and Australian war veterans sing La Marseillaise (French national anthem) in front of the Cenotaph in Sydney, AustraliaJason Reed/ Reuters
Armistice Day 2016
Photographs of family members who served in the military are placed by a relative at the Cenotaph in Sydney, AustraliaJason Reed/ Reuters
Armistice Day 2016
Military uniforms from the World War One era are worn by enthusiasts during a Remembrance Day commemoration of the armistice ending World War One in Sydney, AustraliaJason Reed/ Reuters
Armistice Day 2016
Australian war veterans gather for a picture in front of the Cenotaph in Sydney, AustraliaJason Reed/ Reuters
Armistice Day 2016
The sails of the Sydney Opera House are lit with poppies commemorating the armistice ending World War One on Remembrance Day in Sydney, AustraliaJason Reed/ Reuters