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Trafalgar Square is set to receive a "Disney-like" Christmas tree from Norway after a 71-year-old annual tree-felling ceremony.
The now traditional tree is a symbol of gratitude from the Norwegian capital Oslo for Britain's assistance during the Second World War.
Standing at 21 metres high, the Mayor of Oslo described this year's gift as "very symbolic" as it started growing just around the time the war began.
The ceremony in the forest of Normarka, just outside Oslo, was attended by the Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Lindsey Hall, who said both countries had their own idiosyncrasies, which the UK is "trying to square off with Brexit".
This morning, the Norwegian Spruce was cut by both mayors in front of an audience of carol-singing schoolchildren.
Mayor of Oslo Marianne Borgen said: "This is an ordinary tree from an ordinary wood near to Oslo - so this is not a Disney tree even if it looks like a Disney tree.
"It smells beautiful and we think it's 80 years old so it started to grow during the Second World War - which is very symbolic.
"Our forester is very, very competent and they chose this tree around 20 years ago."
The tree is set to be transported to London and its lights will be turned on at a ceremony on 6 December.
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