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Brighton Winter Solstice: Burning the Clocks

Thousands of people crowded the streets of Brighton to witness the city's annual Burning the Clocks Winter Solstice festival.

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Image caption Burning the Clocks sees a 1,500-strong procession of people with paper lanterns make its way from the city centre to the beach next to Madeira Drive.
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Image caption The event was founded in 1993 "as a way for the whole community to enjoy the festive season, regardless of faith or creed".
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Image caption The 2014 theme was "Urbano - The City". Many of the lanterns featured famous buildings and structures such as the Sacre Coeur, Paris and London's Tower Bridge.
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Image caption Organisers Same Sky said the "growing tradition marks the passing of time by ‘burning the clocks’ and welcoming in the new sun".
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Image caption As part of the run-up to the event, the group carries out free lantern-making workshops for local community organisations.
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Image caption With many participants painting their faces, it is not just the lanterns that the spectators come to see.

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