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Londonderry temple was a bonfire to peace

For the past week, a 75ft (23m) wooden temple has overlooked Londonderry in Northern Ireland. The ornately-carved structure has attracted thousands of visitors.

People have been leaving personal messages inside - some remembering loved ones, others seeking for an outlet for bad memories.

On Saturday night the temple was deliberately burned to the ground, as a crowd watched on.

The artwork, designed by Californian artist David Best - best known for his temples at Nevada's Burning Man festival - was an acknowledgement of the part bonfires play in both loyalist and nationalist traditions.

But organisers say the work was about inclusivity, peace and letting go of the past, and volunteers from across Derry worked on building the structure.

Video journalist: Dan Curtis

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