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April Jones' birthday marked

April Jones' family and friends released balloons and presented a cake in Machynlleth to mark the missing schoolgirl's sixth birthday.

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Balloons for missing April Jones' birthday

April Jones was last seen near her home on 1 October 2012. Credit: Family photograph

Friends and family of April Jones will gather today to mark her sixth birthday.

The Machynlleth schoolgirl went missing in October last year.

Balloons will be released this evening on Bryn-y-Gog Green.

Her family are asking people to put a tag on their balloons saying where they are from and sending a message to April.

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