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Aug. 23, 2013 at 10:27 AM ET

Sometimes a face says it all.

The 18,000-plus One Direction fans who jammed the TODAY plaza and surrounding blocks Friday morning simply couldn't contain their pure joy and brimming tears as the guys sang a few of their biggest hits. Here are some of the choicest glimpses of the powerful emotions that roiled the massive crowd during the Toyota Concert Series performance. 

A fan cries while watching One Direction perform on TODAY.
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A fan cries while watching One Direction perform on TODAY.
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A fan cries while watching One Direction perform on TODAY.
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A fan cries while watching One Direction perform on TODAY.
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A fan cries while watching One Direction perform on TODAY.
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A fan cries while watching One Direction perform on TODAY.
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A fan cries while watching One Direction perform on TODAY.
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Video: It is the moment thousands of screaming fans have been waiting for on the TODAY plaza: One Direction perform their biggest hit, “What Makes You Beautiful.”


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