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Ladies Day at the Grand National Festival in pictures

Thousands of women have visited Aintree racecourse in Merseyside for Ladies Day at the Grand National Festival.

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Image caption All eyes were on the hats
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Image caption And they came in all shapes and sizes
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Image caption The day is not just for the ladies
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Image caption Fascinators featured prominently
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Image caption This elaborate hat caught the imagination of photographers at Aintree
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Image caption So did this coral number
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Image caption As ever the paparazzi were out in force
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Image caption And the ladies were happy to strike their best poses
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Image caption And determined to have fun at the races where it is believed to have had a record attendance
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Image caption And the winner is... Anna Gilderoy who won Aintree's coveted Style Award

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