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In pictures: Rhys Jones funeral

Steve and Melanie Jones

The funeral of 11-year-old Rhys Jones was held at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral on Thursday. His parents, Steve and Melanie, made an emotional arrival.

Rhys Jones funeral

Crowds lined the streets outside Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and clapped as Rhys's coffin arrived.

Rhys Jones' coffin

Rhys's mother and father chose a blue coffin for their son. Rhys, who died in Croxteth Park, Liverpool, on 22 August, was a fan of Everton FC.

Rhys Jones' coffin is carried into church

The pallbearers included Rhys's father Steve and brother Owen, both wearing Everton shirts. The coffin was followed into the cathedral by his mother Melanie.

Mourners at the funeral of Rhys Jones

Rhys's parents asked people to wear bright clothes or football strips for the service, which they wanted to be a celebration.

Mourners inside Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

About 2,300 entered Liverpool Anglican Cathedral for the moving service. Speakers were put up outside for those unable to enter.

Rhys's coffin in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

The service heard from Rhys's uncle Neil Jones who spoke of his "football crazy" nephew and read a short poem about the youngster written by his father Steve.

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