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In pictures: Reading Festival

View of tents at Reading Festival

This year's Reading Festival, one of the last major outdoor music events of the summer, kicked off on Friday.

Fan in mud at Reading Festival 2007

Parts of the site turned muddy because the site had been unable to drain fully after being flooded a month ago.

Razorlight singer Johnny Borrell at Reading Festival 2007

Razorlight headlined the event on Friday, with their songs Before I Fall to Pieces, Don't Go Back to Dalston and America getting the best receptions.

Maximo Park singer Paul Smith at Reading Festival 2007

Maximo Park, with acrobatic singer Paul Smith, were among the other bands to play on the main stage on the first day.

The Gossip singer Beth Ditto at Reading Festival 2007

The Gossip singer Beth Ditto, who hitched up her dress to reveal her underwear, sent a message of support to Amy Winehouse from the stage.

Fans watching Eagles of Death Metal at Reading Festival 2007

About 80,000 fans attended the Reading site over the weekend, with a similar number travelling to its twin event in Leeds.

Fans at Reading Festival 2007

The sun did its best to dry out the arena, with fans taking full advantage of the fine weather.

Enter Shikari at Reading Festival 2007

Heavy rockers Enter Shikari entertained the crowd, fresh from being named best live act at the Kerrang! Awards.

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