Commemorating Anzac Day around the world

Yesterday thousands of Australians gathered across the country and the world to commemorate Anzac Day.

At the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, more than 32,000 people gathered for the National Dawn Service.

Anzac Day services have been held in Australia since 1916, with the day observed as a day of commemoration in every state and territory during the 1920s.

Pilgrimages on Anzac Day to places where Australians have served has been a long-standing tradition, with Australians commemorating Anzac Day on the Gallipoli Peninsula from as early as 1923.

This year some 1,600 people gathered at Gallipoli to remember, while at the Australian National Memorial near Villers-Bretonneux, France, more than 1,900 attended the Dawn Services.

Services were also held at Sandakan Malaysia, Hellfire Pass in Thailand and in Papua New Guinea.

Photos from dawn services across the globe commemorating Anzac Day 2024