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May 9 Photo Brief: Victory Day celebrations in Europe, Tom Cruise in China and Cleveland kidnappers appear in court
World War II Victory Day celebrations across Europe, people jump from a burning high rise in Pakistan, Tom Cruise tours China for his movie “Oblivion,” the Cleveland kidnappers are charged in court and more in today’s daily brief.
After Adolf Hitler’s suicide on April 30, 1945, the occupying German armies began surrendering in Europe and the former Soviet Union. Ultimately, Germany signed an unconditional surrender, signaling the defeat of the Nazi Germany regime. VE Day (Victory in Europe) is commonly celebrated on May 8, while the countries of the former Soviet Union celebrate the day on May 9.
The following compilation includes scenes from, and revolving around, Victory Day across the ocean.