Thousands gather to remember victims of Manchester attack

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Ariana Grande marks anniversary of Manchester bomb attack

A Muslim man's "act of kindness" following the Manchester terror attack a year ago has been recognised in a series of art displays around the city.

On May 22, 2017, at the conclusion of Grande's concert at the Manchester Arena, an explosion set off in the foyer by suicide bomber Salman Abedi, a British national of Libyan descent, killed 22 concertgoers and wounded at least 119.

"I love you with all of me and [I] am sending you all of the light and warmth I have to offer on this challenging day", she wrote in a tweet that included a bee, the civic symbol of Manchester.

Tony Walsh's poem This is the Place, which he memorably read aloud outside Manchester Albert Square previous year, was then recited by Louise Sharrock Sivill.

"Thinking of you all today and every day", Grande posted on her Twitter account.

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.

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The cathedral service was shown on a big screen in the city as well as in other cities across Britain, including York, Liverpool and Glasgow.

"All our thoughts today are with those who lost their loved ones and best friends", said Lord Mayor June Hitchen before the performances began, also paying tribute those who suffered psychological trauma and the emergency services which responded to the bombing - to massive applause from the crowd.

Some of the hundreds of those injured in the explosion, and the families of those killed, attended a remembrance service at Manchester Cathedral alongside the Duke of Cambridge and Prime Minister Theresa May.

Afterwards, Prince William met privately with some of the bereaved families and left a handwritten message on a Tree of Hope.

Some laid bouquets of flowers in St. Ann's Square.

Bells were scheduled to ring out from the town hall at 10.31pm, marking the moment the attack took place.

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