• A piper plays a lament on Gold Beach as landing craft from the Royal Marines arrive at Arromanche on June 6, 2014 in Arromanches Les Bains, France.

    World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy to mark the 70th anniversary of WWII's D-Day landings, with host France hoping the event will help bring a thaw in the Ukraine crisis.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 06, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT