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Manchester attack: City remembers arena bomb attack victims

Manchester attack: City remembers arena bomb attack victims

Responders and survivors recall the attack in disturbingly vivid terms: the orange glow and rolling flames; the rattling machine-gun sound of shrapnel; the flesh and blood of 22 killed and more than 100 wounded that "people shouldn't see". "The atmosphere has been good so far, but it's still a bit sad".

But he defiantly declared: "There is lots to look forward to, I'm feeling a lot better now".

Julie, from Eccles, who came with her son Louis, said they wanted "to pay our respects as it just touched everybody".

As the crowd responded, Walsh shouted: "This is what love sounds like".

"As we gather in Manchester Cathedral we join in solidarity to remember the 22 children and adults who so tragically lost their lives".

'We are Manchester, a city united'.

To cheers, Manchester United great Ryan Giggs said: 'Manchester is a city of music and is a city of love, and we are sending out love and prayers on this emotional day'.

Residents of Manchester and elsewhere paid tribute Tuesday to the victims, expressing support on social media or laying flowers in memory of those who died, many of whom were teenagers enjoying a night out.

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Nine-year-old Molly said she was taking part because it was "a good thing to do for all the people who can't be here", while Matty, 14, said the unity in singing "is what Manchester's all about".

Britain stopped Tuesday to mark the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack that left 22 people dead as they exited a joyful concert by singer Ariana Grande in the city of Manchester.

And DJ Nick Grimshaw also sent love to those affected by the attack, while also praising the One Love Manchester benefit concert, which was organised by Ariana and Scooter shortly after the attack. The Parrs Wood High School's Harmony Group joined several local organisations, including the Manchester Survivors Choir, which features Grande fans who attended the fateful concert a years ago.

'The first time you go into Manchester as a kid, you're just so excited.

"It's unusual because I never used to have fear over anything". They sang Andra Day's Rise Up, which got half the audience blubbing when a little boy on the front row ran for a cuddle from the choir leader before the track got going.

The Oasis song, which was introduced via a video message by Noel Gallagher, became an anthem of defiance in the aftermath of the attack and was sung by a crowd in Manchester's St Ann's Square following a minute's silence on 25 May 2017. Ariana Grande's One More Time proved a little more tricky for anyone over 20 and it turns out no one really knows the verses to Never Forget by Take That, despite its belting chorus.

For the rest of the week, song lyrics will be projected onto St. Ann's Church, St. Ann's Square and New Cathedral street from dusk on May 22 through to May 26.