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Huge crowds at Lord Mayor's Show
Alderman Robert Finch
Alderman Robert Finch is the 676th Lord Mayor of London
A crowd of about 500,000 turned out for the Lord Mayor's Show making it the biggest ever.

The parade along the 3.2 mile route featured more than 6,000 participants, 2,000 military personnel and more than 70 colourful floats.

The State Coach, 220 vehicles of every age and description, plus 22 carriages were also on display.

The festival celebrates Alderman Robert Finch's appointment as the 676th Lord Mayor of London.

He watched as the procession weaved through the Square Mile, ending with a fireworks display over the River Thames.

This year's theme was The City in Tune and the event will includes music and dance from local youngsters.

The Lord Mayor was blessed at St Paul's Cathedral before he moved on to the Royal Courts of Justice where he swore allegiance to the Queen.

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