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In pictures: Burning ship in Sydney Harbour

Burning ship in Sydney Harbour

It might look like a disaster, but this burning ship is actually part of a festival taking place in Sydney harbour, Australia

Replica of ship

A sailor is standing on the deck of the ship as part of a performance. The ship is a replica of one from the 19th century

Burning ship sinking into the water

The ship was called Three Bees and was devastated by fire in 1814. The performers are re-creating the disaster as part of the festival

Opera House lit up

The Sydney Opera house was also lit up to celebrate the festival. It's called Vivid Sydney and it's all about music, light and ideas. The festival runs until the weekend.