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In Pictures: Sunderland International Airshow

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image captionThe Red Arrows performed when the skies cleared on Saturday afternoon

The Red Arrows wowed the crowd on each of the thee days of the Sunderland International Airshow.

Despite inclement weather, including heavy rain on Saturday, the event at the Seaburn and Roker seafronts attracted thousands of visitors.

They were treated to aerobatic displays, the RAF Falcons parachute team and wing walkers.

Now in its 29th year, the three-day event is thought to be the biggest free annual airshow in Europe.

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image captionThe fireflies opened the show on Friday evening
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image captionThe crowds braved heavy rain and strong winds on Saturday
image captionThe wing walkers are always a popular attraction
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image captionOn Sunday there was a display from the RAF Falcons parachute team
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image captionVisitors were invited to talk to volunteers from the Great North Air Ambulance
image captionBetween displays the planes are based at Newcastle Airport
image captionThe Red Arrows also took to the skies on Sunday

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