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In Pictures: Crowds pay tribute to Jack Charlton

Leeds United legend Charlton died earlier this month aged 85.

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People line the streets as the funeral cortege of Jack Charlton passes through his hometown of Ashington, in Northumberland (Owen Humphreys/PA)

People line the streets as the funeral cortege of Jack Charlton passes through his hometown of Ashington, in Northumberland (Owen Humphreys/PA)

People line the streets as the funeral cortege of Jack Charlton passes through his hometown of Ashington, in Northumberland (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Ashington to pay their respects to World Cup-winning hero and proud North Countryman Jack Charlton.

Leeds United legend Charlton, who went on to become a successful manager most notably with the Republic of Ireland, died earlier this month aged 85.

Crowds paid tribute in the Northumberland town ahead of his private funeral.

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The World Cup winner died on July 10 (Owen Humphreys/PA)

The World Cup winner died on July 10 (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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The World Cup winner died on July 10 (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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There was a big turnout to salute Jack Charlton (Owen Humphreys/PA)

There was a big turnout to salute Jack Charlton (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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There was a big turnout to salute Jack Charlton (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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People of all ages lined the streets in Charlton’s home town of Ashington (Owen Humphreys/PA)

People of all ages lined the streets in Charlton’s home town of Ashington (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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People of all ages lined the streets in Charlton’s home town of Ashington (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Crowds line the streets as the funeral cortege passes by (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Crowds line the streets as the funeral cortege passes by (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Crowds line the streets as the funeral cortege passes by (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Flags decorated houses in the Northumberland town (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Flags decorated houses in the Northumberland town (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Flags decorated houses in the Northumberland town (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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One of many tributes left to the England and Leeds legend (Owen Humphreys/PA)

One of many tributes left to the England and Leeds legend (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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One of many tributes left to the England and Leeds legend (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Charlton also enjoyed success as Republic of Ireland manager, leading them to the World Cup quarter finals in 1990 (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Charlton also enjoyed success as Republic of Ireland manager, leading them to the World Cup quarter finals in 1990 (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Charlton also enjoyed success as Republic of Ireland manager, leading them to the World Cup quarter finals in 1990 (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Peter Cowans, 64, with a display of flags outside his home in Ashington (Tom Wilkinson/PA)

Peter Cowans, 64, with a display of flags outside his home in Ashington (Tom Wilkinson/PA)

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Peter Cowans, 64, with a display of flags outside his home in Ashington (Tom Wilkinson/PA)

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The Wilson family wait for the funeral cortege (Owen Humphreys/PA)

The Wilson family wait for the funeral cortege (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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The Wilson family wait for the funeral cortege (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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