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In Pictures: Bath clean-up

Clean-up at Bath's Roman spa

Bath and North East Somerset Council employee Phil Grant brushes the last of the algae and sludge from the city's lead-lined floor of the Great Bath.

Clean-up at Bath's Roman spa

It has been drained of all natural thermae spa water as part of the cleaning operation.

Clean-up at Bath's Roman spa

The original Roman baths are sited below today's modern street level.

Clean-up at Bath's Roman spa

And the site contains one of the best examples of a preserved Roman bath complex in Europe.

Clean-up at Bath's Roman spa

Previous clean-ups have revealed all manners of modern-day debris, including traffic cones, shopping trolleys and even a moped.

Clean-up at Bath's Roman spa

Accidentally re-discovered in the 1800s, the steps and lead lining of the Great Bath are more than 2,000 years old and visited by more than one million tourists a year.

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