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  • As Florence And The Machine grace the cover of NME magazine this week and we investigate her fantastic year in a special video interview, we're taking a look at her last 12 months in pictures. This is Ms Welch at the BBC Electric Proms. Pic: BBC

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  • Florence poses for an NME shoot earlier in the year. NME followed her for a hectic 72 hours in New York recently; grab this week's issue for the full story. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Florence wowed crowds at the festivals this year, playing well-received sets at Glastonbury, Reading And Leeds, T In The Park and Ireland's Electric Picnic. Her autumn 'Lungs' tour has taken in the UK and US and is scheduled to hit Australia in the new year. Pic: Danny North

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  • Florence has won a whole cabinet of awards in the last year. She's picked up the Brits Critics' Choice award, UK Festival Awards' Best Breakthrough Act and Studio 8's 'Song Of July 2009' for 'Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)'. All this as well as coming third in the BBC Sound Of 2009 poll. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Florence hit the top of the NME Chart this week, knocking off Calvin Harris with her version of 'You've Got The Love'. Pic: Andy Whitton

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  • This shot was taken on the set of the video for 'Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)' in the English countryside earlier this year. See a full gallery from the shoot here. Pic: Alex Lake

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  • Florence poses in yet another unusual costume and environment. Her debut album 'Lungs' was released in July this year and enjoyed several weeks at Number Two on the chart, held off the top spot only by Michael Jackson. Pic: Elaine Constantine

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  • Florence gave a frank interview to NME recently, in which she admitted she sometimes gets taken over by what she calls her "chaos robot" and subsequently finds it difficult to deal with her lifestyle. Read more on the matter in this week's mag. Pic: Danny North

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    Added: 28 Jun 2009

  • Florence pictured with Little Boots and the two members of Girls Aloud that habitually go crazy at the NME Awards, at the NME Awards. She didn't pick up any awards this year, but must surely be a frontrunner for the 2010 ceremony? Pic: Dean Chalkley

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  • Flo reveals her "self-destructive" nature in NME this week (November 25): "I can be so reckless and impulsive and very self-destructive. Suddenly everything just goes boom. Chaos! Aaarghh! Must destroy all good things in my life right now! The whirlwind takes over and I end up breaking things." Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Welch went on to reveal that her state of mind, along with a nasty break-up and what she calls a "summer of the weird", was the primary inspiration behind debut album 'Lungs', released earlier this year. "It was a really wild, intense summer," she said. "I was in quite a weird place. I was heartbroken and angry, but I also wrote a lot of songs. I was sad, angry and manic – quite a combination!"

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  • Florence And The Machine are to release a deluxe, four-disc version of their debut album, 'Lungs'. The band, led by Florence Welch, release the collection on November 30. It includes the original version of 'Lungs' as well as live songs, demos, covers and remixes. A further disc contains DVD footage from their Rivoli Ballroom gig in London on July 7. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • The expanded edition of 'Lungs' (out November 30) also includes an essay written by Welch's current favourite author David Vann, as well as personal sketches, notes and photographs taken from her notebooks at the time the album was recorded. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Florence retouches as she prepares to take to the stage. You can still experience one of her mesmerising performances this year as she plays shows in Manchester and London this December. Head to NME.COM/tickets now to buy your Florence And The Machine tickets. Pic: Tom Oxley

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    Added: 24 Nov 2009

  • Florence taking a well-deserved rest after an exhausting live set. For all your latest Florence And The Machine news, tickets and video interviews, keep one eye at NME.COM/artists/florence-and-the-machine at all times. Pic: Andy Willsher

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    Added: 24 Nov 2009

  • Florence has just announced her first European shows of 2010. The three shows will stop in Frankfurt, Berlin and Copenhagen this coming February. Pic: Jo Plimmer

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  • Florence shares some laughs with Glasvegas frontman James Allan on the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2009, where they also shared the stage with Friendly Fires and White Lies. Next year (February 2010) The Maccabees, The Drums, The Big Pink and Bombay Bicycle Club will all take to the road together. Head to NME.COM/tickets now to secure yours. Pic: Jo Plimmer

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  • Florence looks back on what has been a hugely successful year with NME this week. With all the shows, awards and festivals it's hard to pick out the best bits of 2009 if you're Welch, but she does at least attempt to hand-pick her best bits for us and you can view them at NME.COM/video now. Pic: Guy Eppel

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    Added: 24 Nov 2009

  • Florence graces the cover of NME this week, dated November 28. Pick up your copy now to find out how the red-head intends to conquer America in 2010.

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