Anfield service mourns Hillsborough's 96

(AP Photo/PA, Martin Rickett)

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) Scarves donated by football clubs across the world were laid out in the center circle at Anfield, forming the shape of the number "96" beneath a clear blue sky.

Outside the stadium, two middle-aged men - one wearing a Liverpool shirt and the other an Everton jersey - shared a warm embrace next to the famous Shankly Gates.

Tuesday was the day the global football community, and in particular Merseysiders, united to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Stadium disaster in which 96 Liverpool fans were crushed to death during an FA Cup semifinal.

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