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Biden lands in Paris to commemorate 80th D-Day anniversary

President Joe Biden landed in Paris on a state visit that will unite 25 heads of state to commemorate 80 years since the D-Day landings in Normandy, France.

PARIS (CN) — President Joe Biden landed in Paris Wednesday morning on a state visit to commemorate 80 years since the D-Day landings in Normandy. French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal greeted Biden at Orly Airport around 9:30 a.m. (3:30 a.m. EDT). The visit will span four days between Paris and Normandy.

President Joe Biden touched down at Orly Airport around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday for a state visit between Paris and Normandy. (Lily Radziemski/Courthouse News)

On Thursday, President Biden will be a part of the 25 heads of state — including Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz — who will take part in a ceremony on Omaha Beach, one of the five beaches where the Allies landed on June 6, 1944, in a key turning point in the Second World War.

President Biden landed at Orly Airport on Wednesday, June 5 on an official state visit. (Lily Radziemski/Courthouse News)

This will also be the first state visit for England's King Charles III since his cancer diagnosis.

President Joe Biden was greeted by French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal on the tarmac on Wednesday, June 5. (Lily Radziemski/Courthouse News)

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