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A city united: Manchester remembers 22 May bomb victims

Manchester is in mourning [Getty]

Date of publication: 22 May, 2018

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Manchester stood united on Tuesday, as the city remembers the 2017 bombing at a pop concert that killed 22 people.
Manchester stood united on Tuesday as the city remembered last year's bomb massacre victims, when 22 people - many teenagers - lost their lives.

Manchester will hold a memorial service later in the day with other events and activities planned for the city in mourning.

The city adopted Manchester's bee symbol to represent the people's resilience following the attack and social media profiles shared this image on Tuesday, one year after the attack.

Politicians from across the political spectrum have joined together in solidarity with those killed, their families and the injured in the Manchester Arena attack.

Prime Minister Theresa May will attend a memorial with other leaders at Manchester Cathedral on Tuesday.

She wrote a comment piece for local daily Manchester Evening News praising the response of the city to last year's massacre.

Being a city known for its musical heritage, a sing-along in the centre will be held to show the world how Manchester remains defiant and united, despite the attempt by militants to divide the city.

Oasis song Don't Look Back in Anger has become the city's anthem in response to the 22 May massacre at a Ariana Grande pop concert.

Grande - who was praised for her response to the disaster - wrote on Twitter that she will be remembering the victims and their families today.

Both red and blue in the city have joined arms on the day.

Manchester United and England star Marcus Rashford remembered the victims of the massacre.

Manchester-based soap Coronation Street also paid their respects.

Others reached out to the many people affected by the disaster.

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