People hold burning flares to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the beginning of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. Thousands of young city residents opened an ... more 
People hold burning flares to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the beginning of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. Thousands of young city residents opened an uneven struggle on Aug.1, 1944 in an effort to liberate the city from the Nazis and take control ahead of the advancing Soviet Red Army. The poorly armed fighters held on for 63 days against the overpowering German troops. Some 200,000 fighters and residents were killed and the Nazis razed the city. Remembering the rising was forbidden before 1989, when Poland was under communist rule. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Alik Keplicz
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 1:15 PM EDT