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Entries from Canada, US and UAE to Royal National Mod

Children from Back School on Lewis. Pic: Royal National Mod
Image caption Children from Back School on Lewis mark the countdown to the Mod

Entries have been received from Canada, the US and United Arab Emirates for this year's Royal National Mod.

The festival celebrating Gaelic language, culture and history will be held on the Western Isles from 14 to 22 October.

It will be the fifth time the Mod has been held on the islands in the festival's 120-year history.

Children from Back School on Lewis took part in a photo call to mark the countdown to the celebrations.

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