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In pictures: Record crowds gather for Oxford's May Morning

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media captionMagdalen College Choir singing on May Morning
image copyrightAnthony P Morris
image captionPeople came from far and wide to hear Magdalen College Choir

A record-breaking number of people packed Oxford city centre to take part in the May Morning festivities.

More than 25,000 people gathered on Magdalen Bridge to listen to the college choir and watch Morris dancers and other entertainments.

The event started at 06:00 BST. Oxford City Council said the celebrations were the largest ever.

image captionAs dawn broke people were already arriving in Oxford city centre
image captionThe crowds moved from Magdalen Tower to the steps of the Bodleian Library
image copyrightAnthony P Morris
image captionThe Morris Men were out in force and leading the celebrations
image captionThe Hurly Burly Wurly By Goodness It's Early Band entertained the revellers
image captionMagdalen College was founded in 1458 and gave birth to May Morning celebrations about 50 years later
image captionA rich variety of musicians kept the party going through the morning
image captionJake the Tree proved hugely popular with the crowds
image captionNo traditional May costume was too outlandish
image captionEven Oxford's limestone buildings got dressed up for the occasion

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