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Thousands mark Tynwald Day on the Isle of Man
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Thousands turned out for the annual celebration in St Johns

Thousands of people gathered in St Johns on Monday 5 July to celebrate Tynwald Day which is the Isle of Man's national day.

Tynwald Day is the only day of the year when parliament is held in the open air and the public get the chance to lobby the law makers by presenting petitions.

The ancient ceremony has been held at Tynwald Hill for more than a thousand years since the time of the Vikings.

Tynwald is the oldest continuous parliament in the world.




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