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Google Doodle 'Error' On D Day

06/06/2014 16:44 BST | Updated 06/06/2014 16:59 BST

Google has admitted an 'error' when it featured a Google Doodle on Japanese Go player Honinbo Shusaku on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

The search engine had originally featured a Google Doodle of professional Go player, Honinbo Shusaku however speaking to The Telegraph, Google admitted this was an 'error' and should only have appeared on the global site and a number of select countries.

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Since the error was noticed Google has replaced the Doodle on Google.co.uk, Google.com and Google.fr to a link where people can learn about the D-Day landings.

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Apparently Google had always planned to feature D-Day with original content coming from the Memorial De Caen.

The 70th Anniversary of D-Day is being honoured around the world with commemorations taking place in France where major world leaders have gathered to pay tribute to those who gave their lives on the 6 June 1944.