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Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 November 2005, 18:20 GMT
Norwegian music for tree lighting
Christmas tree
The tree is a gift from Norway
Some of Norway's top musicians have taken part in a special concert for the lighting of Trafalgar Square's Christmas tree.

Singer Sissel and the Oslo Cathedral Boys' Choir performed traditional Norwegian folk music and pop music.

The tree is a gift to Londoners from the people of Norway, a tradition which has been upheld since 1947.

Mayor Ken Livingstone said the tree was "a great symbol of friendship between London and Norway".

The mayor of Oslo, Per Ditlev-Simonsen, was also expected at the ceremony on Tuesday.

Mr Livingstone said: "The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is a central part of Christmas in London."

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