Ladies Day at the Grand National Festival in pictures

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

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