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A look back at 10 years of Girls Aloud - In Pictures

A look back at the career of Girls Aloud after the band announce their split in Liverpool.
Girls Aloud have just finished a glitzy and glamorous arena tour - but it wasn't always that way! This photo from 2002 shows the girls performing in public for the ever first time, at a night club in London.
Girls Aloud perform in public for the first time
On 20 March they finished their 12-date UK tour in Liverpool - and decided to call it a day. [Photo: Matthew Blyth]
Girls Aloud
The girls enjoyed a successful seven years together, clocking up hit after hit! They had twenty top 10 hits in a row and sold more than 4.3 million records. The Official Charts Company have named the band the UK's biggest-selling girl group of the 21st Century!
Girls Aloud in London
In 2012, the group reunited and released the official Children In Need single called Something New. The song reached number 2 in the charts. The girls also announced a special album of all their greatest hits.
Girls Aloud Performing their single Something New.
During the group's break, Cheryl released three albums and topped the charts with three singles! She appeared as an X Factor judge for three series before a short stint as a judge on the US version of the show.
Cheryl with Simon Cowell and Dannii Minogue.
Sarah Harding enjoyed success as an actress starring in films, including St Trinian's 2. She worked with Girls Aloud's hitmakers Xenomania to record some songs for the film.
Sarah Harding arrives for the Orange British Academy Film Awards 2007
Girls Aloud were formed just over ten years ago when Nicola, Nadine, Sarah, Cheryl and Kimberley won an ITV talent show called Popstars The Rivals.
Popstars - The Rivals winners, Girls Aloud from left to right; Nicola Roberts, 17, Nadine Coyle, 17, Sarah Harding, 20, Cheryl Tweedy, 19, and Kimberley Walsh, 20, pose for photographers in front of their poster in east London.
Nicola released her own makeup range, presented a BBC documentary about tanning and recorded her own album, Cinderella's Eyes.
Nicola Roberts
After spending some time in the United States, Nadine released a solo album too. She signed a record deal with a leading supermarket chain and released her album Insatiable in 2010.
Nadine Coyle
Their first single - Sound Of The Underground - topped the chart for Christmas 2002, selling more than 653,000 copies in the UK.
The Girls
The group won Best Single at the Brit Awards 2009 for The Promise - but in July announced they were taking a break from Girls Aloud to pursue solo projects. The break ended up lasting three years!
Girls Aloud at the Brit Awards 2009
Girls Aloud announced their split on Twitter page after performing in Liverpool. They told fans 'We have now come to the end of our incredible time together.'
Girls Aloud performing
Kimberley starred in West End production of Shrek before competing in the 2012 series of Strictly Come Dancing. She reached the final with dance partner Pasha Kovalev.
Kimberley Walsh and Pasha Kovalev.