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Wednesday, 29 January, 2003, 18:44 GMT
In pictures: Foam covers town's streets
Streets around the harbour in the North Yorkshire fishing town of Whitby were covered in what looked like whipped cream on Wednesday.

The foam-like substance was brought in on waves as the town's harbour was battered by high seas and freezing conditions.

Woman walks through foam
Residents in Whitby said they had never seen anything like the foam which came in on the waves

Spray of foam
The foam was on the waves which pounded the town's harbour

Foam-covered street
The unusual sight of the foam-covered streets around the harbour attracted people from around the town

Car driving through foam
The foam covering the streets around the harbour made life difficult for vehicles and pedestrians

Men in foam
Many people went down to the harbour area to have a look at the amazing sight for themselves

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