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Diamond Jubilee: Thousands of beacons lit across world

More than 4,000 beacons have been lit across the Commonwealth to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

The Queen lit the final beacon at the climax of a special concert outside Buckingham Palace.

Beacons in Tonga and New Zealand were the first to be lit and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard set off the fire in Canberra.

Across the UK, beacons were lit on landmarks and hills - including the peaks of Ben Nevis in Scotland, Snowdonia in Wales, Scafell Pike in England and Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland.

Chris Buckler reports.

  • 05 Jun 2012
  • From the section UK
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