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In pictures: Afghanistan commemoration service at St Paul's Cathedral

A service of commemoration has been held at St Paul's Cathedral to mark the end of UK involvement in the conflict in Afghanistan.

It was attended by the Queen and several members of the Royal Family, and politicians including Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour leader Ed Miliband.

Also in attendance were the next of kin of those who were killed in the fighting, along with those who had served in Afghanistan.

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Image caption The service paid tribute to the 453 UK troops who died in the 13-year conflict
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Image caption The Queen was accompanied to the commemoration by the Duke of Edinburgh
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Image caption Prime Minister David Cameron sat with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour leader Ed Miliband
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Image caption St Paul's Cathedral was filled for the commemorative event, which saw an address by the Archbishop of Canterbury
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Image caption The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who is pregnant with the couple's second child, were among those attending
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Image caption Prince Edward, Prince Andrew and Prince Harry have all been members of the UK's armed forces
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Image caption During the service, the Archbishop of Canterbury paid tribute to all those who had served in Afghanistan
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Image caption A commemorative event was also held in Kabul among the remaining UK soldiers stationed there
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Image caption Those British combat troops still in Afghanistan are there in training, advisory and support roles
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Image caption Crowds lined the streets for a parade of service personnel that followed the service
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Image caption Members of the armed forces who have served in Afghanistan marched into the Guildhall
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Image caption UK combat operations against the Taliban in Afghanistan ended in October
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Image caption A flypast of RAF aircraft took place after the service - Tornado jets are seen here above the cathedral
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Image caption This RAF Chinook and an Apache helicopter took part in the flypast over the events in London below