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In Pictures: Nation pays tribute to health workers in clap for carers

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined in with the weekly event.

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NHS nurses, surgeons, doctors and support staff help to unveil a rainbow balloon display outside the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Holborn, London (Victoria Jones/PA)

NHS nurses, surgeons, doctors and support staff help to unveil a rainbow balloon display outside the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Holborn, London (Victoria Jones/PA)

NHS nurses, surgeons, doctors and support staff help to unveil a rainbow balloon display outside the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Holborn, London (Victoria Jones/PA)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined people up and down the UK in paying tribute to health workers in the weekly clap for carers event.

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Pictures of rainbows with supportive messages for the NHS displayed in a window in Downing Street (Yui Mok/PA)

Pictures of rainbows with supportive messages for the NHS displayed in a window in Downing Street (Yui Mok/PA)

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Pictures of rainbows with supportive messages for the NHS displayed in a window in Downing Street (Yui Mok/PA)

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Amazon showed its thanks to the nations’ key workers by lighting up its buildings around the country, including a giant rainbow projection at the Fulfilment Centre in Doncaster (Danny Lawson/PA)

Amazon showed its thanks to the nations’ key workers by lighting up its buildings around the country, including a giant rainbow projection at the Fulfilment Centre in Doncaster (Danny Lawson/PA)

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Amazon showed its thanks to the nations’ key workers by lighting up its buildings around the country, including a giant rainbow projection at the Fulfilment Centre in Doncaster (Danny Lawson/PA)

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Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Dunfermline, Fife (Euan Cherry/PA)

Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Dunfermline, Fife (Euan Cherry/PA)

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Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Dunfermline, Fife (Euan Cherry/PA)

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Post workers at Royal Mail North Wales and Chester wore fancy dress on the job to raise money for the NHS (Royal Mail North Wales and Chester/PA)

Post workers at Royal Mail North Wales and Chester wore fancy dress on the job to raise money for the NHS (Royal Mail North Wales and Chester/PA)

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Post workers at Royal Mail North Wales and Chester wore fancy dress on the job to raise money for the NHS (Royal Mail North Wales and Chester/PA)

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Everyone joined in the fun for a good cause (Royal Mail North Wales and Chester/PA)

Everyone joined in the fun for a good cause (Royal Mail North Wales and Chester/PA)

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Everyone joined in the fun for a good cause (Royal Mail North Wales and Chester/PA)

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A message of support was painted in the Edge Lane area of Liverpool (Peter Byrne/PA)

A message of support was painted in the Edge Lane area of Liverpool (Peter Byrne/PA)

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A message of support was painted in the Edge Lane area of Liverpool (Peter Byrne/PA)

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NHS nurses helped to unveil a rainbow floral display outside the University College Hospital at Euston Road in London (Victoria Jones/PA)

NHS nurses helped to unveil a rainbow floral display outside the University College Hospital at Euston Road in London (Victoria Jones/PA)

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NHS nurses helped to unveil a rainbow floral display outside the University College Hospital at Euston Road in London (Victoria Jones/PA)

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Richard, 39, and Samantha Stretton, 35, and their daughter Macey-Mae, nine, from Whitley Bay (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Richard, 39, and Samantha Stretton, 35, and their daughter Macey-Mae, nine, from Whitley Bay (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Richard, 39, and Samantha Stretton, 35, and their daughter Macey-Mae, nine, from Whitley Bay (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children took part in the initiative (BBC TV/PA)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children took part in the initiative (BBC TV/PA)

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children took part in the initiative (BBC TV/PA)

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NHS workers at Royal Liverpool University Hospital come outside to see the public clapping (Peter Byrne/PA)

NHS workers at Royal Liverpool University Hospital come outside to see the public clapping (Peter Byrne/PA)

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NHS workers at Royal Liverpool University Hospital come outside to see the public clapping (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Paramedics outside the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Paramedics outside the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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Paramedics outside the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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Hospital staff join members of the public outside St Thomas’ Hospital in London (Aaron Chown/PA)

Hospital staff join members of the public outside St Thomas’ Hospital in London (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Hospital staff join members of the public outside St Thomas’ Hospital in London (Aaron Chown/PA)

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