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Picnic on Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Six thousand people in Australia have tucked in to an unusual breakfast sitting on the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The bridge, which on weekdays is packed with commuters on their way to work, was closed to traffic and its eight lanes covered with grass for a picnic, as part of a Sydney food festival.

Accompanied by musicians, the picnickers feasted on freshly-baked bread, jam and fruit. They were chosen from 45,000 people who applied to take part in the event.

Nick Bryant reports from Sydney.

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