Photos: Victory over Japan Day celebrations

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DENVER — On Aug. 14, 1945, President Harry Truman announced Japan’s unconditional surrender in World War II.

It became known as Victory over Japan Day, or V-J Day, and celebrations erupted around the world.

Because of because of time zone difference, Aug. 15 is the official V-J Day for the United Kingdom.

The official U.S. commemoration of the end of the war is Sept. 2,  when Japan formally signed the surrender document in a ceremony aboard the battleship USS Missouri.