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The Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery is located just north east of the city of Verdun. The cemetery is the larges French military cemetery - and it contains 16,142 French war graves from World War I. The ossuary is a huge memorial containing the remains of at least 130,000 unidentified French and German soldiers who died on the Verdun battlefield.  
 
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One of the many French World War I graves at the Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery outside Verdun.

One of the many French World War I graves at the Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery outside Verdun.
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This very special French World War I grave/memorial can be found just outside the Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery.

This very special French World War I grave/memorial can be found just outside the Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery.
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Some of the many French World War I graves at the Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery outside Verdun - seen from just outside the Ossuary.

Some of the many French World War I graves at the Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery outside Verdun - seen from just outside the Ossuary.
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Some of the many French Muslim World War I graves at the Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery outside Verdun.

Some of the many French Muslim World War I graves at the Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery outside Verdun.
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Some of the many French World War I graves at the Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery outside Verdun.

Some of the many French World War I graves at the Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery outside Verdun.
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A small section of the wall at the Ossuary at the Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery outside Verdun.

A small section of the wall at the Ossuary at the Douaumont Ossuary & Cemetery outside Verdun.
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