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In pictures: Hillsborough tribute

Hillsborough memorial service in Liverpool

About 25,000 people have taken part in a memorial service at Anfield for the 96 Liverpool football fans crushed to death in the Hillsborough stadium disaster in Sheffield 20 years ago.

Tributes at Hillsborough Memorial

Victims' families and survivors paid respects and left tributes at the Hillsborough memorial outside Liverpool's Anfield stadium.

Families remember the victims of the Hillsborough tragedy

Families who lost loved ones were among those who observed a two-minute silence at 1506 BST, the exact time the game was abandoned two decades ago.

Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard and defender Jamie Carragher show the crowds the Freedom Roll of Association, which acknowledges each of the families of those who lost their lives.

Kenny Dalglish

Former Liverpool player Kenny Dalglish, who managed the team when the disaster took place, read from the Bible, Lamentations of Jeremiah.

Balloons were released inside Anfield stadium

Liverpool's Kop End sang the club's anthem You'll Never Walk Alone as red balloons for each of the 96 Hillsborough victims were released amid a sea of red scarves.

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