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Organisers behind the successful Anzac Day dawn service at Gallipoli are expecting similar numbers next year. 10,500 people crowded into the ANZAC Commemorative Site on Gallipoli's North Beach last weekend for the Gallipoli Dawn Service. Australian services director Tim Evans said that between 8000 and 10000 people were expected for the 2016 service. Mr Evans said interest in ANZAC Day spiked following the 90th anniversary in 2005 and numbers had been between 8000 and 10,000 for four years afterwards. "As Australia's focus on the first World War Centenary moves to the western front from Gallipoli, we might find the services that we hold in France and Belgium from 2016 to 2018 attract not only a high level of attendance but attract away from some of those people who might have gone to Gallipoli."