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In pictures: Lord Mayor's Show

The Lord Mayor, David Lewis

The 680th Lord Mayor of London, David Lewis, waves as his carriage winds its way through the streets of the Square Mile for the Lord Mayor's Show.

The procession

The yearly procession is three miles long, travelling from Mansion House to the Royal Courts of Justice on The Strand.

Crowds waving flags at parade

At the end of the parade the Lord Mayor takes an oath of allegiance to the Queen before the Lord Chief Justice.

An acrobat

An acrobat performs during the show, which dates back almost 800 years, showcasing the city's culture and history.

The parade

The Lord Mayor of London is head of the City of London and fulfils a mostly social and ceremonial role, unlike Mayor of London Ken Livingstone.

Child in parade

About 6,000 people and 70 floats took part in the parade, including troops who have recently served in Afghanistan.

The Lord Mayor, David Lewis

The event, which was preceded by a RAF flypast, ends with a fireworks display from a barge in the Thames moored between Blackfriars and Waterloo bridges.

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