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In pictures: Cannes charity event

Paris Hilton

Reality TV star Paris Hilton poses for photographers as she arrives for the Cinema Against Aids gala event in Cannes, which raises money for the American Foundation for Aids Research.

Paris Hilton, Doug Reinhardt  and Peaches Geldof

She also took time to pose for photos with some of her celebrity pals including TV personality Doug Reinhardt and Peaches Geldof.

Curtis Jackson, Mike Myers and Danny Glover

The annual charity event has raised a total of $44m (27m) since they began in 1993. Curtis Jackson, Mike Myers and Danny Glover were among the attendees.

 Diane Kruger and Sharon Stone

Hollywood actress Sharon Stone (r) larks about with fellow screen star Diane Kruger as she hosts an auction during the charity event.

Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox performed for the 700 guests, who paid $4,000 (2,525) for a seat at the venue.

Noemie Lenoir, Donatella Versace

The cream of the fashion world attended the bash. Models Noemie Lenoir (L) and Lily Cole (R) and designer Donatella Versace all opted for blue gowns.

Hayden Panettiere and David Furnish

Heroes actress Hayden Panettiere joined Elton John's partner David Furnish on stage. Last year the event raised $10m (6.3m).

French actor and director Guillaume Canet and actress Marion Cotillard

French actor and director Guillaume Canet and Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard arrived together.

Verne Troyer

Hollywood actor and former Celebrity Big Brother contestant Verne Troyer turned up on his scooter.

Liz Hurley and Dita von Teese

Model and actress Liz Hurley and burlesque dancer Dita von Teese added a splash of glamour.

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