In Pictures

Somme marked by uniformed men across UK with #wearehere

Volunteers have been taking part in a commemorative project by National Theatre head Rufus Norris and artist Jeremy Deller to mark the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme.

Photos of the project spread across social media using the #wearehere hashtag.

Newcastle upon Tyne

Image copyright Mandy Charlton
Image caption Near the Monument in Newcastle, Mandy Charlton says "with all that is happening right now, this really puts things into perspective."

Mandy Charlton tweeted this image of the scene at Grey's Monument in the city centre, saying "with all that is happening right now in the country, this really puts things into perspective".


Image copyright John Wilson

John Wilson, BBC Front Row presenter, captured the scene at King's Cross station this morning, calling the appearance of the soldiers an "incredibly moving tribute".


Image copyright Alan Maben

"I was surprised at how moving it was to see young lads in uniform, as if they were going off to war," says Alan Meban.

Image copyright Alan Meban
Image caption Soldiers appear in Belfast near the Europa Hotel


The uniformed men have been handing out cards to people who ask them what is happening. Each card details a soldier killed on the first day of the battle.

Image copyright Madeline Littlejohns

Madeline Littlejohns tweeted that she had "been handed several of these this morning, so moving".


Image copyright Barbara Leatham

Barbara Leatham has been capturing events in Salisbury and says that it's "incredible how many people have been touched by the #Somme100 Remembrance scenes".


Image copyright Gema Swallow

Gemma Swallow describes the scene in Royal Exchange Square as "powerful and deeply moving".

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Compiled by David Campanale, BBC News UGC and Social News

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