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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.

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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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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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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Dover House on Whitehall was also lit up in green (Edward Lawrence/PA)
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The Cabinet Office in London is illuminated a year after the tragedy (Edward Lawrence/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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Local residents put up cuddly toys and the names of victims on green banners (Stefan Rousseau/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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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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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan lays a wreath at Grenfell Tower (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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A procession followed the service at St Helen’s Church (David Mirzoeff/PA)

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