Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi laying a wreath at the Unknown Soldier Memorial to mark the 49th anniversary of the October War victory (Photo courtesy of the Egyptian presidency's official website)
He also laid wreaths at the tombs of late presidents Anwar El-Sadat and Gamal Abdel-Nasser, said Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady.
"Military music was played in an authentic military tradition in honour of the martyrs of Egypt," Rady added.
The president was accompanied by the country's Minister of Defence and Military Production General Mohamed Zaki and Lieutenant-General Osama Askar, chief of staff of the Armed Forces.
The 1973 Arab-Israeli War, known in Egypt as the 6 October War, was fought by a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria against Israel.
The war eventually led to Israeli forces withdrawing from the Sinai Peninsula on 25 April 1982 after 15 years of occupation, based on a peace treaty signed between Egypt and Israel in 1979.
The sixth of October, which fall this year on Thursday, is a paid holiday for the public and private sectors in Egypt in observation of the victory.