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In pictures: Trafalgar Square

Nelson Mandela in Trafalgar Square

Nelson Mandela urges world leaders not to "look the other way" from poverty during a mass rally.

Fountains dyed green in Trafalgar Square

Water fountains are dyed green as part of the annual St Patrick's Day Parade and Festival.

Pigeons perch on visitors in Trafalgar Square

The square's infamous pigeon population waned after a by-law was introduced banning people from feeding them.

Katherine Jenkins sings in Trafalgar Square

Katherine Jenkins sings for veterans and music fans at a concert to mark the 60th anniversary of VE day.

Olympic bid success celebrations

Thousands of people celebrate as news comes through from Singapore that London will host the 2012 Olympic Games.

Floral design in Trafalgar Square

An expanse of the square disappears under a carpet of 95,000 bedding plants to promote French wine.

Ashes victory parade in Trafalgar Square

Thousands turn out to join the victory celebrations of England's cricket team, fresh from winning back the Ashes.

Nelson's column, Trafalgar Square

A dramatic sound and light show ends celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.

Tearful women watch July bombs memorial service

Friends are moved to tears as they watch a memorial service for the victims of the July bombs broadcast on a giant screen.

New Year revellers in Trafalgar Square

Londoners and visitors merge in the square to see in the start of 2006.

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