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Israel Comes To A Halt To Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day (PHOTOS)

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Israel marked Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday -- the solemn holiday to remember the six million Jews that fell victim to Nazi persecution.

At 10 am local time, Israelis all over the country stood silent during a two-minute siren that resonated through towns and cities. Later during the day, the president and prime minister attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and the names of the victims of the horror were read out loud. Radio stations and TV channels have adapted their program for the day.

"Each and every child and every person must have a name. Not a number, not a figure, but an actual name of his given to him by his mother and father," Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said at the opening of a ceremony in parliament, Haaretz reports.

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A relative of Holocaust victims lays flowers on the names of concentration camps in the hall of remembrance at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial on April 28, 2014 during the Holocaust memorial day in Jerusalem. (MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Israelis stand still on the beach as a two-minute siren sounds in memory of victims of the Holocaust, In Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, April 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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A nun pauses after laying a wreath during the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony, at the Yad Vashem memorial in Jerusalem, Monday, April 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

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Israelis stop their vehicles on the highway and stand still in the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv on April 28, 2014, as sirens sounded across Israel for a two-minute silence in memory of Holocaust victims. (JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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Israelis stand still in downtown Jerusalem on April 28, 2014, as sirens sounded across Israel for a two-minute silence in memory of Holocaust victims. (GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)

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Israeli motorists stand still next to their cars on a freeway as a two-minute siren sounds in memory of victims of the Holocaust in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, April 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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A Israeli woman stops her vehicle on the highway and stands still in the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv on April 28, 2014, as sirens sounded across Israel for a two-minute silence in memory of Holocaust victims. (JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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