How Edinburgh Festival reflects world events

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The artists and performers at the Edinburgh Festival have drawn heavily on the major global events of the past year.

The Japanese tsunami, Arab uprisings and the phone-hacking scandal have all influenced works.

Will Gompertz reports.

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