In pictures: Harrogate District pays its respects to the fallen at events to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day

People have been gathering around the Harrogate District to pay their respects to the fallen on the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

The Royal British Legion held a short dedication at the Harrogate war memorial at 11am to mark the anniversary.

In Knaresborough, Town Cryer Mark Hunter read out the proclamation during a ceremony in the market square.

At Ripon Cathedral, the Dean of Ripon John Dobson lit a candle to remember those who gave their lives.

D-Day was the largest military seaborne operation ever attempted, and marked the start of the campaign to liberate Nazi-occupied north-west Europe.

Tens of thousands of soldiers landed on five beaches in Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944.

More than 4,000 Allied troops died and 9,000 were wounded or missing.