Little Mermaid statue and 100 'mermaids' jumping off boat behind it
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Celebrations as Denmark's Little Mermaid turns 100

23 August 2013 Last updated at 23:01 BST

Celebrations have been taking place in Copenhagen in around the world, marking the one hundredth anniversary of the city's iconic Little Mermaid statue.

Hundreds of thousands of tourists visit the statue every year. The bronze sculpture was built as a tribute to Hans Christian Anderson, in tribute to one of his most famous creations.

'Mermaids' marked the centenary in Copenhagen by diving into the water near the statue, while others posed next to some famous sights around the world.