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Last Updated: Tuesday, 28 August 2007, 07:32 GMT 08:32 UK
City celebrates 800th anniversary
Liver Building courtesy of freefoto.com
The city celebrates its birthday with a pageant and firework display
Celebrations are in full force to mark Liverpool's 800th birthday.

Street parties and events have been staged over the weekend to mark 800 years since King John granted the city its first charter on 28 August 1207.

A pageant featuring 800 people dressed in costume representing icons past and present from Liverpool is due to parade through the city at lunchtime.

The event will be followed in the evening by a firework display over the city held at the Pier Head.

Thousands of people are expected to watch the celebrations in the city centre.

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