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V-Day Celebrated Amidst Calls for Unity

Ljubljana, 8 May - The state celebration on the eve of Victory Day on Friday honoured the people who helped liberate Slovenia from the occupying forces, but it was held against a backdrop of lingering disputes over the Communist revolution that followed and events that continue to divide the nation.

Ljubljana
The main state ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
The main state ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
The main state ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
National Assembly president Milan Brglez delivers the keynote at the main state ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
National Assembly president Milan Brglez delivers the keynote at the main state ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
The main state ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
The main state ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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