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In pictures: Festival of Remembrance

Personnel from the armed forces

Armed forces personnel paid their respects at this year's Festival of Remembrance at London's Royal Albert Hall on Saturday.

The Central Band of the Royal Forces

The Central Band of the Royal Forces performed during the annual event, which honours those who have lost their lives serving their country.

Chelsea Pensioners wait back stage at the Albert Hall

Chelsea Pensioners were among hundreds of ex-servicemen and women who packed into the Royal Albert Hall for the service to pay their respects.

Tony Blair (right) and his wife, Cherie

Tony Blair and his wife Cherie were the first dignitaries to arrive for the event, which comprised a service of remembrance and a two-minute silence.

The Queen (left) and Duke of Edinburgh

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were the last dignitaries to arrive at the annual event.

Personnel from the Royal Services observe a two minute silence as poppies fall from the roof of Albert Hall

Poppies fell from the roof of the hall at the end of the evening, during the two-minute silence, to represent those who have died in combat over the years.





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