Liverpool fans are pulled to safety on to the upper tier to escape the crush on the terrace below. Photograph: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

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This wonderful photograph from a packed  Ireland versus Austria match  in 1963 is just one of many in   ’Dalymount Park,   Home of Irish Football’ by Colin White.

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Players from both teams line up for a minutes silence in front of fans in the kop displaying cards to form a message in remembrance of the 96 Liverpool fans that lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster during Sunday’s Barclays Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

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Miley Cyrus does her twerking thing with  Robin Thicke during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York in August. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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Jeff Bezos (left) with Donald Graham, chairman and chief executive officer of The Washington Post Co. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

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