In Paris and locally veterans and others commemorated a century after WWI armistice

World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I's slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that drove home the message "never again" but also exposed the globe's new political fault lines. 

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Russian President Vladimir Putin talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump as they attend a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, as part of commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
(From L) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Morocco's Prince Moulay Hassan, Moroccan King Mohammed VI, US First Lady Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Australian Governor-General Peter Cosgrove attend a ceremony the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, as part of the commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend ceremonies at the Arc de Triomphe Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 in Paris. Over 60 heads of state and government were taking part in a solemn ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the mute and powerful symbol of sacrifice to the millions who died from 1914-18.
U.S President Donald Trump, second left, and first lady Melania Trump, left, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, third left, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, applaud after ceremonies at the Arc de Triomphe Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 in Paris. Over 60 heads of state and government were taking part in a solemn ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the mute and powerful symbol of sacrifice to the millions who died from 1914-18.
US President Donald Trump waves as he leaves the Arc de Triomphe after attending a ceremony as part of the commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018.
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with US First Lady Melania Trump, left, next to US President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President as he arrives to attend a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris as part of commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018.
U.S President Donald Trump, left, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron attend ceremonies at the Arc de Triomphe Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 in Paris. Over 60 heads of state and government were taking part in a solemn ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the mute and powerful symbol of sacrifice to the millions who died from 1914-18.
A flyover by a C-130 Hercules during a World War I ceremony at Victory Memorial Parkway on Veterans Day.
Spectators listened to a song at a World War I ceremony on Veterans Day at Victory Memorial Parkway.
Spectators watched the VFW Post #494 Rifle Squad march after a 21-gun salute at Victory Memorial Parkway during a World War I ceremony on Veterans Day.
Janet Anderson of Robbinsdale wore her grandfather's Royal Air Force hat during a World War I ceremony at Victory Memorial Parkway on Veterans Day. Anderson's grandfather Frederick Jeffreys was a veteran of WW I.
21-gun salute by VFW Post #494 Rifle Squad at Victory Memorial Parkway during a World War I ceremony on Veterans Day.
Shell casing on the ground after a 21-gun salute by VFW Post #494 Rifle Squad at Victory Memorial Parkway during a World War I ceremony on Veterans Day.