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Photo gallery: Glastonbury music festival

The gates have opened for music fans arriving for the Glastonbury festival, running from June 26th to June 28th, it has become one of Europe's largest music festivals

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Music fans move around site at the Glastonbury Festival site at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2009 in Glastonbury, Somerset, England.

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Mist rises over tents as the sun sets as music fans start to arrive at the Glastonbury Festival site at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2009 in Glastonbury, Somerset, England.

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People gather to watch the sunset on a hill above the tipi field as music fans start to arrive at the Glastonbury Festival site at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2009 in Glastonbury, Somerset, England.

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People gather to watch the sunset on a hill above the tipi field as music fans start to arrive at the Glastonbury Festival site at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2009 in Glastonbury, Somerset, England.

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A man sunbathes ahead of predicted showers on the second day of the annual Glastonbury festival near Glastonbury, Somerset, on June 25, 2009.

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Fans of British band Maximo Park rush into the Queen's Head bar ahead of the first official performance of the weekend at the annual Glastonbury festival near Glastonbury, Somerset on June 25, 2009.

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British band Maximo Park officially launch the weekend's music with a performance on the Queen's Head stage at the annual Glastonbury festival near Glastonbury, Somerset on June 25, 2009.

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Lightning flashes at the Glastonbury Festival, which is taking place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, western England, Thursday, June 25, 2009.

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Canadian rock musician Neil Young performs during the headline slot on the Pyramid stage on the first "official" day of the annual Glastonbury festival near Glastonbury, on June 26, 2009.

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A stall holder prints his newly-designed "Michael Jackson is dead" shirts on the first "official" day of the annual Glastonbury festival near Glastonbury, Somerset on June 26, 2009. Tributes were paid Friday to Michael Jackson at the world-famous Glastonbury Festival, where the shock news of his death filtered through the sprawling music fest campsite overnight.

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A festival-goer shows of his unusual way of carrying his beer supplies on the first "official" day of the annual Glastonbury festival near Glastonbury, Somerset on June 26, 2009.

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Robin Pecknold of US band Fleet Foxes performs on the Pyramid stage on the first "official" day of the annual Glastonbury festival near Glastonbury, Somerset on June 26, 2009.

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American singer Lady Gaga performs on the Other stage on the first "official" day of the annual Glastonbury festival near Glastonbury, on June 26, 2009.

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Revellers return to their tents in the early hours of the second day of the annual Glastonbury festival near Glastonbury, Somerset on June 27, 2009.

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British singer Peter Doherty performs at the Glastonbury Festival 2009 in south west England June 27, 2009.

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Christopher Haden-Guest performs on the Pyramid stage as alter-ego David St. Hubbins of spoof rock group "Spinal Tap" on the second day of the annual Glastonbury festival near Glastonbury, Somerset on June 27, 2009.

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Revellers gather near the Stone Circle in the early hours of the second day of the annual Glastonbury festival near Glastonbury, Somerset on June 27, 2009.

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Revellers walk through a camping area in the early hours of the second day of the annual Glastonbury festival near Glastonbury on June 27, 2009.

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A festival-goer gestures as she listens to an act on the second day of the annual Glastonbury festival near Glastonbury, Somerset on June 27, 2009.

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Singer Tom Meighan of British band Kasabian performs at Glastonbury Festival, Saturday June 27 2009.

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U.S. musician Bruce Springsteen performs at the Glastonbury Festival, in Somerset, England on Saturday June 27 2009.

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Fergie (L) of US music group "The Black Eyed Peas" perfoms on the Jazz World stage on the final evening of the annual Glastonbury festival near Glastonbury, England on June 28, 2009. Running from the 26th to the 28th of June, this year's headliners included Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and Blur.

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Music fans start to leave the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 29, 2009 near Glastonbury, England. After four days of live music at what has become one of Europe's largest festival, the majority of the 137,000 festival goers are begining to leave the site in Somerset.

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Debris litters the area near the Pyramid stage in the early hours of the morning after the annual Glastonbury festival near Glastonbury, Somerset on June 29, 2009.

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A volunteer worker sorts rubbish for recycling at the Glastonbury Festival recycling centre on June 29, 2009 in Glastonbury, England. Every year the festival employs a team of 1200 volunteers - who work for four, six hour shifts for a festival ticket - to sort what can be up to 2000 tonnes of rubbish generated during the festival. The recycling of all the cans, plates, cups, plastics and food waste left by the 137,000 people who have have began leaving the site today, is started on the Friday of the festival and lasts a week - but the complete clear-up of the festival site can take until August. The festival organisers hope that more than 50 percent of all rubbish will be recycled - including 230 tonnes of compostable food and biodegradable plates, cups and cutlery.

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Volunteer workers sort rubbish for recycling at the Glastonbury Festival recycling centre on June 29, 2009 in Glastonbury, England.

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