Australians mark 106th anniversary of Anzac Day

The parade included members of Australia's Army, Navy and Airforce divisions past and present, along with allied forces

Last year, the coronavirus pandemic forced most traditional memorials to be cancelled across Australia for the first time in decades, including the Sydney parade.

Anzac Day originally commemorated a bloody battle on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey during World War One. On April 25, 1915, thousands of troops from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) were among a larger Allied force that landed on the narrow beaches of the Gallipoli peninsula, an ill-fated campaign that would claim more than 130,000 lives.

Today, Anzac Day honours all Australian troops from all conflicts.