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Durham Miners Gala 2016

More than 160,000 thousand people, including Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, are expected at this year's Durham Miners Gala

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Corbyn welcomed by supporters at Miners' Gala

Jeremy Corbyn greets supporters at the Durham Miners' Gala Credit: ITV

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been welcomed by thousands of supporters at the 132nd annual Durham Miners' Gala.

Mr Corbyn stood on the balcony of the County Hotel as marching bands passed beneath him. The politician was seen waving to crowds and gave a thumbs up sign in a show of appreciation.

Corbyn is the first Labour leader to attend the Gala since Ed Miliband's visit in 2012.

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