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In Pictures: Nation pays tribute to fallen key workers

Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined the countrywide commemoration.

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Staff stand outside the Royal Derby Hospital (Jacob King/PA)

Staff stand outside the Royal Derby Hospital (Jacob King/PA)

Staff stand outside the Royal Derby Hospital (Jacob King/PA)

People across the UK have fallen silent to remember key workers who have lost their lives during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson stood alongside Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill and Chancellor Rishi Sunak to observe the silence at 10 Downing Street (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson stood alongside Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill and Chancellor Rishi Sunak to observe the silence at 10 Downing Street (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson stood alongside Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill and Chancellor Rishi Sunak to observe the silence at 10 Downing Street (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

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Staff members fell silent outside the Royal Derby Hospital (Jacob King/PA)

Staff members fell silent outside the Royal Derby Hospital (Jacob King/PA)

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Staff members fell silent outside the Royal Derby Hospital (Jacob King/PA)

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Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stood outside St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh to observe the silence (Jane Barlow/PA)

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stood outside St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh to observe the silence (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stood outside St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh to observe the silence (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Staff outside Salford Royal Hospital in Manchester (Peter Byrne/PA)

Staff outside Salford Royal Hospital in Manchester (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Staff outside Salford Royal Hospital in Manchester (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Emotional scenes at Salford Royal (Peter Byrne/PA)

Emotional scenes at Salford Royal (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Emotional scenes at Salford Royal (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Shoppers queued in the rain outside Costco in Thurrock during the minute’s silence (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Shoppers queued in the rain outside Costco in Thurrock during the minute’s silence (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Shoppers queued in the rain outside Costco in Thurrock during the minute’s silence (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Staff observed the silence at Camberwell bus depot in London (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Staff observed the silence at Camberwell bus depot in London (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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Staff observed the silence at Camberwell bus depot in London (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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Unison representatives Joe McAtominey, Linda Hobson and Michael Barclay before they laid two wreaths at the War Memorial in Old Eldon Square, Newcastle, for key workers in the fight against Covid-19 (Tom Wilkinson/PA)

Unison representatives Joe McAtominey, Linda Hobson and Michael Barclay before they laid two wreaths at the War Memorial in Old Eldon Square, Newcastle, for key workers in the fight against Covid-19 (Tom Wilkinson/PA)

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Unison representatives Joe McAtominey, Linda Hobson and Michael Barclay before they laid two wreaths at the War Memorial in Old Eldon Square, Newcastle, for key workers in the fight against Covid-19 (Tom Wilkinson/PA)

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The silence finished with poignant applause at the Royal Derby Hospital (Jacob King/PA)

The silence finished with poignant applause at the Royal Derby Hospital (Jacob King/PA)

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The silence finished with poignant applause at the Royal Derby Hospital (Jacob King/PA)

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Staff members applaud outside the Royal Derby Hospital (Jacob King/PA)

Staff members applaud outside the Royal Derby Hospital (Jacob King/PA)

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Staff members applaud outside the Royal Derby Hospital (Jacob King/PA)

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There was also applause at Salford Royal (Peter Byrne/PA)

There was also applause at Salford Royal (Peter Byrne/PA)

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There was also applause at Salford Royal (Peter Byrne/PA)

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