Across Australia, thousands remember those who paid the ‘ultimate sacrifice’ in war | ABC News

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    In Canberra, the Prime Minister spoke of the sacrifice of Diggers in Afghanistan, while thanking the soldiers still there. The crowds were restricted, but there was nothing low key about marking the 106th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing.

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    Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

    Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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