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Last Updated: Wednesday June 29 2005 07:53 GMT

In pictures: Trafalgar celebrations

Historian Alex Naylor plays the part of Nelson during the Trafalgar 200 celebrations in Portsmouth. Thousands of people are travelling to the city to take part in the event.
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Historian Alex Naylor plays the part of Nelson during the Trafalgar 200 celebrations in Portsmouth. Thousands of people are travelling to the city to take part in the event.
The celebrations will feature a re-enactment of the Battle of Trafalgar using
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The celebrations will feature a re-enactment of the Battle of Trafalgar using "tall ships" and crews dressed in historical costumes.
Crew stand in the rigging of a tall ship during rehearsal for The International Fleet Review, which will form part of the celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.
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Crew stand in the rigging of a tall ship during rehearsal for The International Fleet Review, which will form part of the celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.
A total of 167 ships from the Royal Navy and 35 nations are taking part in the International Fleet Review. This giant is HMS Ocean.
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A total of 167 ships from the Royal Navy and 35 nations are taking part in the International Fleet Review. This giant is HMS Ocean.
After dark, a huge firework display started...
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After dark, a huge firework display started...
It was one of the biggest firework shows in Britain, and recreated the storm which destroyed French ships after the battle
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It was one of the biggest firework shows in Britain, and recreated the storm which destroyed French ships after the battle
Red fire illuminates the Gran Turk in the Solent
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Red fire illuminates the Gran Turk in the Solent


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