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Sunday, 23 September, 2001, 11:03 GMT 12:03 UK
In pictures: All-star telethon
Music and screen stars came out in force on Friday for a US charity telethon in aid of victims of the attacks on the US.

Actors Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks led appeals for donations while Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion performed.

BBC News Online gives a taste of the evening in pictures.

Tom Cruise, Sylvester Stallone
Actors Tom Cruise and Sylvester Stallone were among the many who took pledges

Mariah Carey (l) sings with other stars at the end of the show
The aim of the telethon was to raise money and spirits

Billy Joel
Billy Joel sang New York State of Mind with a fallen fire-fighter's helmet on the piano

Bruce Springsteen
In the first 15 minutes Springsteen, U2 and Wonder performed in New York, Los Angeles and London

Celine Dion with Robert de Niro
Music stars like Celine Dion joined forces with screen stars like Robert de Niro

Celine Dion
The event was unusual in that it combined the normally highly competitive US TV networks

Tom Hanks, Patti Scialfa, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt
Tom Hanks (L) led understated appeals for donations, telling stories of innocent victims of the attack

America: A tribute to heros
Organisers say a figure for money raised will not appear till Monday, but 300,000 calls were taken in 15 minutes
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The BBC's Clarence Mitchell in New York
"The telephonists were the most famous in the world"
The BBC's Max Pearson
"It was a pretty sombre affair"
See also:

13 Sep 01 | Film
Hollywood 'changed forever'
12 Sep 01 | Film
Bomb blast movie pulled
17 Sep 01 | Film
US box office rallies
14 Sep 01 | Music
Farm Aid called off
22 Sep 01 | Reviews
'A prayer for our fallen'
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