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The Tyne Cot cemetery, empty of visitors and shrouded in fog
Image: Virginia Mayo/AP Photo/picture alliance

World War I

World War I started with the shot heard around the world: the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria on July 28, 1914, in Sarajevo. By 1918, more than 9 million people had died and Europe's map was redrawn.