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In pictures: The Sultan's Elephant

The Sultan's Elephant on Horse Guard's Parade

The 40ft mechanical Sultan's Elephant paraded through London closing roads and drawing thousands of spectators.

The elephant with the London Eye in the background

The 42-tonne beast is part of a four-day street theatre spectacle passing some of the capital's famous landmarks.

The elephant cools down some the crowd on a warm day in London

The elephant cooled down some of the crowd on a warm day in London

The elephant with the London Eye in the background

The show tells the story of a sultan from "far off lands" and his magical time travelling mechanical elephant.

The 'Sultan' on the elephant

He became tormented in his dreams by visions of a little girl travelling through time and set off on his elephant to find her.

The girl emerges from her spaceship

But the girl in his dreams is transformed in the course of his nightmares into a five-metre (16ft) marionette.

The girl walks through Admiralty Arch

The girl then went on a walk taking in the sights of London.

The girl walks down Pall Mall

She brought a number of London's busiest streets to a complete standstill

The elephant and the girl meet in Horse Guard's Parade

She eventually meets the Sultan and the elephant in Horse Guard's Parade




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