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Last Updated: Wednesday February 06 2008 17:20 GMT

In Pictures: Fans remember Munich aircrash

Fan paying tribute to Busby Babes

Thousands of Manchester United fans gathered to remember eight players who were killed in an aircrash in Germany 50 years ago.

Busby Babes

The popular footie stars were known as the "Busby Babes" after their manager Sir Matt Busby.

Footballers boarding the plane

The United team were heading home to England after a 3-3 European Cup draw, when the tragedy happened on 6 February, 1958.

The plane

Twenty-three people were killed when the plane crashed as it tried to take off from the runway at Munich Airport.

Sir Bobby Charlton and his wife Lady Norma Charlton

Footballing legend Sir Bobby Charlton was among those who survived the crash.

Replicas of newspapers

A minute's silence was held at Old Trafford on Wednesday at 3.04pm - exactly fifty years from the moment of the crash.

Young players at a memorial in Munich

Young players in Munich also gathered at a memorial to pay tribute to the footballers who lost their lives.

Munich clock

The Munich clock at Old Trafford is set forever at the time of the crash in memory of the "Busby Babes".

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