Farah was less than a second back in 13:33.22, the Kenyan-born America Paul Chelimo winning bronze in 13:33.30.
In his last track race Farah quickly went to the front of the race in order to keep the pace with the unsafe Chelimo.
"I gave 110 per cent", he said in the immediate aftermath.
Claiming to have been exhausted after his 10,000m efforts and 5,000m heats, he added: "Tactically, I was trying to cover every move".
Momentarily, it looked like Farah might not even take a medal.
Quite simply, Farah will go down in history as Britain's best-ever athlete and one of the greatest the world has ever witnessed.
National champion Kemoy Campbell finished 10th out of the 16 starters in the men's 5000-metre final on the ninth and penultimate day of the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London on Saturday.
Mo Farah last night signed off on his last major competition at the World Athletics Championships in London with a silver rather than the gold he coveted.
Farah and his team-mate Andrew Butchart had tried to break up the field with 600 metres to go in a race that had been run at generally a very slow pace.
The 34-year-old had been unbeaten for six years against the best in the world. Five laps to go, Chelimo went again, then the Australian Patrick Tiernan, briefly opening a 10 metre gap, the tension rising all the time.
For Farah, there will be no comeback on the track, as he now moves up the marathon looking to extend his gold medal haul.
Britain, France , Sweden and Switzerland have all been warned to keep an eye out for tainted eggs arriving in their countries. It has since emerged Belgian officials knew about the contamination in June, but did not make the information public.
If Newcastle are to continue their pursuit of Perez then they will face competition from his former club Deportivo La Coruna . There was a rumour of a power struggle at Newcastle regarding player recruitment.
Authorities recovered one body near the blast site on Monday night after initially saying there had been no casualties. The search and rescue operation was completed on Tuesday evening with the help of heavy machinery.
Further U.S. action could follow if that investigation points to Cuban government targeting of U.S. employees, officials said . According to the Canadian national broadcaster, the government is working with Cuban authorities to determine what happened.
Now she's left the network and has turned up as the apparent new host of pro-Trump broadcasts from the president's Facebook page . McEnany appeared over the weekend to provide a " real news" roundup of the week's headlines.
Residents of Asian countries including Pakistan, Europe, Antarctica, Africa, and Australia will be able to see the eclipse. The full moon will emerge from the shadow area at 1918 GMT, and then the partial eclipse will end, said the report.
A source said the planes the Patriots bought are extended range, which allows the planes to fly nonstop for about 12 hours. Patriots spokesman Stacey James said team officials would not be publicly commenting on the acquisitions.
From there it will move back out over the Bay of Campeche and will likely restrengthen before a second landfall in eastern Mexico .
Snapchat results show growth in users and revenue
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Nawaz will file a review petition over SC's decision: PM
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England wins toss and bats in final test vs. South Africa
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Iranian President Vows to Improve Economy, Uproot Unemployment
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