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Symbolic day: U.S. World War II veterans attend a ceremony in honor of the 67th anniversary of D-Day at the Pointe du Hoc in Cricqueville en Bessin, western France on Monday. WWII veterans and Sen. John Kerry commemorated the D-Day landings in Normandy at an iconic and eroding cliff, where elite U.S. Rangers scaled jagged cliffs in one of the most trying missions of the invasion. The limestone and clay cliffs have eroded 33 feet since that day, June 6, 1944. Pointe du Hoc reopened to the public in March after extensive restoration efforts, organized by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

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