Russia celebrates Victory Day

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Russian military transport planes fly over the Kremlin during Victory Day Parade at the Moscow Red Square, Russia, Thursday, May 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)

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Victory Day, marking the defeat of Nazi Germany 68 years ago, is Russia's most important secular holiday, honoring the huge military and civilian losses of World War II and showing off the country's modern arsenal.

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