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Wednesday, 15 August, 2001, 13:40 GMT 14:40 UK
In pictures: Edinburgh Festival
A walk along Edinburgh's Royal Mile during the Festival is a performance in itself.

BBC News Online brings you some of the 101 ways to sell your Edinburgh Fringe Festival show.

Edinburgh street theatre
Street acts queue daily for a license to perform. Despite appearances the gentlemen on the left are not in a show.

Actor advertising his play
You get accosted with flyers and stunts at all angles, but this act chose a more peaceful promotion

Street performers in Edinburgh
There are so many musicians on the streets it can be hard to distinguish between them.

One of the more unusual musical instruments on display - it sounded, um, weird.

Street performers at the Fringe
Classic Fringe: They are much derided but the mime artists draw huge audiences and many are very good

Shop front on Royal Mile
Many visitors come for tartan and bagpipes. Edinburgh Tattoo is the biggest draw of the festival season

street performers at the Fringe
Traditional Indian street performers from a Fringe production of A Beggar's Opera invite audience participation

child watches street theatre in Edinburgh
Audiences, however small, are appreciated. This one is for.......

Performance of The Importance of Being Earnest
...a performance of The Importance of Being Earnest - in Russian


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