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One Love Manchester concert among top global Facebook moments

Manchester's One Love concert was among the top global Facebook moments of 2017 Photo: PA Images

Manchester's One Love benefit concert in the wake of the Manchester Arena terror attack was one of the top global Facebook moments of 2017, according to the social media giant.

The social network has released its annual Year in Review data, which reveals the topics most widely posted about by users.

The terror attacks in Manchester and London Bridge and International Women's Day were the most discussed moments of the year in the UK on Facebook.

But globally, The One Love Manchester benefit concert held for those affected by the attack in the city was highlighted by Facebook as one of the top three moments where Facebook user's came to each other's aid.

Liam Gallagher made a surprise appearance at the benefit concert Credit: PA Images

2017 was a difficult year with natural disasters and violence around the world, but it was inspiring to see people help each other when they needed it most.

– Naomi Gleit, Facebook
Ariana Grande returned to the city to host the event Credit: PA Images

Facebook said the event was the most viewed video and live broadcast on the site of 2017, generating more than 80 million views.

Thousand attended the concert at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, while millions watched around the world Credit: PA Images