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Last Updated: Wednesday, 4 June, 2003, 14:20 GMT 15:20 UK
In pictures: European Capital of Culture
Jubilation in Liverpool as the bid committee learns the good news
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Cheers greeted the announcement that Liverpool had won the coveted title
Disappointed pupil at Newcastle's West Walker Primary School
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A Newcastle fan reacts to the news of his city's loss
Liverpool's waterfront
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Judges praised Liverpool's bid as being vital and energetic
John Lennon spectacles on show at the Beatles Story Museum
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Liverpool's musical history is well known
Liverpool's famous Super Lamb Banana sculpture
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Liverpool's art scene will be boosted by the title
Partially-eclipsed red moon seen adjacent to a Liver Bird atop the Liver Buildings in Liverpool
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The Liver Bird is synonymous with the city
John Lennon pictured as Mona Lisa
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Arts and music will be part of Liverpool's year of culture
A street performer celebrates Liverpool's new status
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A street performer celebrates Liverpool's new status
Tessa Jowell embraced by Liverpudlian on arrival in the city
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Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell was warmly welcomed in Liverpool after naming it culture capital


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