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Taylor Swift lauds Manchester's 'incredible resilience' during UK gig

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has praised the city of for its "incredible resilience" after the last year's terror attack.

During her performance in the city's Etihad Stadium, the 28-year-old told the audience that showed that the victims would never be forgotten.

"Concerts are supposed to be about innocence, and about joy and about excitement. And what happened just over a year ago in this city was an attempt to steal that innocence," Swift said pausing her performance to remember the victims of the attack.

"Ever since then, you have shown such strength. You've shown that you're never going to let anyone forget about those victims. You have such incredible - to keep dancing, and to keep the innocence and to keep the joy. I just wanted to say, Manchester, is it such an honour to play for you tonight," she added.

On May 22 last year, 22 people were killed after a suicide bomber detonated a shrapnel bomb as fans came out of Ariana Grande's concert at Arena.

With her performance in Manchester, Swift kicked off the European leg of her Reputation tour. It will conclude in in November.

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 15:25 IST