Tamils across the world marked Maaveerar Naal on Monday, paying tribute to the men and women who laid down their lives for the liberation of Tamil Eelam.
Whilst a crackdown was underway in the North-East, around the world - from Australia, to Europe to North America - several large scale commemorations were held.
See a round up of events that took place around the world below.
For events that took place in Tamil Eelam, see here.
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Tamil Nadu, India
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