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Brit Awards 2013 in Pictures

  • Alt-J arrive at the Brits. They are nominated for three awards, including British Breakthrough Act, British Group and British Album of the Year.

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  • Mumford And Sons at the Brit Awards 2013. They're up for Best Group, Best Album, and Best Live Act.

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  • Muse on the red carpet, ahead of their live performance.

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  • Oh hey, it's The Vaccines. They're up for Best Live Band.

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  • Shy and retiring Emeli Sande, who we haven't seen much of this year.

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  • Muse turn the cameras back on the crowds of photographers ahead of opening the BRITs.

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  • One Direction were all pulling those faces when the wind changed.

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  • The heaviest opening to a BRIT Awards ever? Must be Muse.

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  • Either those violinists are very tall or pocket Matt Bellamy is even smaller than we thought.

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  • Tom Odell won the Critics' Choice Award at the Brit Awards 2013. According to the tabloids he was flirting with Taylor Swift backstage, but will she write a song about him?

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  • Plucky underdogs Mumford & Sons pulled off one's of the shocks of the night when won Best British group.

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  • Justin Timberlake wears a 'Suit & Tie', even when he's not singing 'Suit & Tie'. That's 360 degree marketing right there.

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  • Justin Timberlake enforces a strict band dress code.

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  • Lana Del Rey won Best International Female Solo Artist, and thanked the audience for turning her life "into a work of art." So there you go.

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  • Can you recognise Coldplay without Chris Martin? These guys could be imposters for all we know, but whoever they are they've got the Best Live Act BRIT.

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  • Do the teenagers of today even know what pinball is? Probably not, but they do know what One Direction is so that's probably enough.

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  • Adele appeared by video because she chose the Oscars over the BRITs. Awkward.

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  • Imagine if your job title was 'Matador that Taylor Swift leans on when she's feeling sleepy'.

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  • Dave Grohl proves that he's the hardest working man in rock by not just presenting the award for Best International Group to The Black Keys, but also accepting it on their behalf. "Long live rock'n'roll," he said. BRIT Awards take note.

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  • Ben Howard now carries these with him everywhere he goes, because surprisingly some people still have no idea who on earth he is.

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  • Frank Ocean looks absolutely thrilled to be adding a BRIT Award to his massive trunk of trophies.

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  • Mumford & Sons kept everyone waiting for their performance of 'I Will Wait'.

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  • Bryan Ferry hugs Emeli Sande as she wins MasterCard British Album of the Year for 'Our Version Of Events'.

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  • Emeli Sande wins MasterCard British Album of the Year for 'Our Version Of Events' and the whole circus is done for another year.

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