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.

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.

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: