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Human ties key to lasting peace, president says at WWI ceremony

Ljubljana, 9 November - The stronger the links among people and nations, the better the chances for lasting peace, President Borut Pahor said in his keynote to the main national ceremony marking 100 years since the end of World War I. He also said that this point in history was "the tangible start of formation of the Slovenian nation and state".

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President Borut Pahor laying a wreath at the WWI ossuary as part of the main national ceremony at Žale Cemetery to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
Soldiers at the ceremony marking 100 years since the end of World War I.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
Soldiers at the ceremony marking 100 years since the end of World War I.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
Soldiers at the ceremony marking 100 years since the end of World War I.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
Soldiers at the ceremony marking 100 years since the end of World War I.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The main national ceremony is held at Žale Cemetery to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
Petra Svoljšak, the chair of the national board for the centenary of WWI, addressing the main national ceremony at Žale Cemetery to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
Ljubljana Archbishop Snatislav Zore and Supreme Court President at the main national ceremony at Žale Cemetery to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
Protestant Bishop Geza Filo and Speaker Dejan Židan shaking hands at the main national ceremony at Žale Cemetery to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
Chief of the General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces Maj Gen Alan Geder and Interior Minister Boštjan Poklukar at the main national ceremony at Žale Cemetery to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
President Borut Pahor delivering the keynote at the main national ceremony at Žale Cemetery to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The main national ceremony is held at Žale Cemetery to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The main national ceremony is held at Žale Cemetery to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
President Borut Pahor delivering the keynote at the main national ceremony at Žale Cemetery to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
President Borut Pahor delivering the keynote at the main national ceremony at Žale Cemetery to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
President Borut Pahor laying a wreath at the WWI ossuary as part of the main national ceremony at Žale Cemetery to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
President Borut Pahor laying a wreath at the WWI ossuary as part of the main national ceremony at Žale Cemetery to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The main national ceremony is held at Žale Cemetery to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The main national ceremony is held at Žale Cemetery to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The main national ceremony is held at Žale Cemetery to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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