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In Pictures: Grenfell Tower victims remembered one year after tragic blaze

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The inferno caused 72 deaths and provoked anger amid claims of official indifference on the standard of social housing.

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The victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy were remembered one year after the disaster with some families still in temporary accommodation and amid an inquiry into the UK’s worst fire incident since the Second World War.

The fire claimed 72 lives and has also caused a political maelstrom while inquiries continue into the management of the tower block which was consumed by fire in the early hours of June 14 2017.

The remains of the tower and many other buildings were lit in green to mark the anniversary while England’s World Cup squad in Russia were among those to pause in remembrance of those killed.

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Grenfell Tower illuminated in green (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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The Queen and the Duchess of Sussex, at the opening of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge, join the minute’s silence (Phil Noble/PA)
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Phil Jones, Jamie Vardy, Harry Kane, Jack Butland and Danny Rose observe a minute’s silence in Russia (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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A woman arrives at St Helen’s Church, North Kensington, carrying a large flower tribute (David Mirzoeff/PA)
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Downing Street in London also took on a green hue a year after the incident that also provoked political anger (Edward Lawrence/PA)

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England manager Gareth Southgate, centre, and staff pause for reflection in Russia (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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Dover House on Whitehall was also lit up in green (Edward Lawrence/PA)
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A worker paints over part of the graffiti on the Grenfell memorial wall (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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The Cabinet Office in London is illuminated a year after the tragedy (Edward Lawrence/PA)

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Local residents decorated their balconies in green (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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People arrive for the Grenfell Tower anniversary national minute silence and mosaic unveiling at the base of Grenfell Tower (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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London Fire Brigade also joined in the silence (Gareth Fuller/PA)
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Local residents put up cuddly toys and the names of victims on green banners (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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England players show solidarity (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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Soft toys tied to railings near Latimer Road, west London, in memory of the 72 people who lost their lives (David Mirzoeff/PA)
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Messages left on a board near Latimer Road, west London (David Mirzoeff/PA)
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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall observe a 72-second silence in memory of those who lost their lives at a civic reception at City Hall in Cork (Brian Lawless/PA)
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A woman pays her respects at the Grenfell tower block (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan lays a wreath at Grenfell Tower (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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The Duke of Kent also laid a wreath (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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Families of victims during the memorial service at the base of the tower (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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Doves were released outside St Helen’s Church, North Kensington, following a memorial service (David Mirzoeff/PA)
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A procession followed the service at St Helen’s Church (David Mirzoeff/PA)
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A banner is wrapped around the tower block where tragedy struck a year ago (Victoria Jones/PA)

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