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Light show illuminates buildings in Manchester festival

Enlighten Manchester Festival Image copyright Andrew Brooks
Image caption Manchester Central Library was lit up as part of the show

A spectacular show has lit up buildings in the centre of Manchester as part of a three-day festival.

The Enlighten Manchester Festival is being held alongside the city's German Christmas Market, illuminating buildings including the Central Library and Bridgewater Hall.

Reaching its finale on Saturday night, the festival celebrates UNESCO's International Year of Light.

The show features international artists, music and UV face-painting.

Image copyright Anita Morris
Image caption Luminous body painting forms part of the festival
Image copyright Anita Morris
Image caption Children and adults alike have been enjoying the fun
Image copyright Anita Morris
Image caption This "light sculpture" is entitled Light Wave Power, by Paul Friedlander
Image copyright Anita Morris
Image caption Another art installation is named Birds, by Kathy Hinde

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