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Last Updated: Sunday, 5 August 2007, 17:34 GMT 18:34 UK
In pictures: Edinburgh festival cavalcade

Crowds

About 50,000 people braved the rain to watch the annual Edinburgh festival cavalcade

Fringe performers

The event, which featured 3,000 performers, marks the official start of the city's festival season

Young piper

A young member of The Scout Centenary Pipe Band was among those taking part

Breakdancer

This breakdancer is among the 18,500 people who will perform during the three-week Fringe

Performer in mask

The Fringe is one of a number of festivals taking place in the capital during August

French horn

Some of the musicians had to take steps to protect themselves from the weather

Crowds

Those watching the parade also needed to keep out the rain

Parade

The annual cavalcade has been taking place since 1976

Piper

The entire cast of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo took part in the parade




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Cavalcade starts festival season
05 Aug 07 |  Edinburgh and East



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