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Aberdeen's Christmas lights switched on

Aberdeen Christmas lights [Pic: Press and Journal]
Image caption The switching on of the Christmas lights attracts hundreds of people

Aberdeen's main Christmas lights display along the city's Union Street has been switched on.

Hundreds of people traditionally attend the annual event, which saw traffic restrictions in place.

This year's pantomime-themed event got under way at about 1700 GMT with street entertainment.

Lord Provost Peter Stephen said: "The parade is great fun for all. When the Christmas lights are switched on the city centre looks wonderfully festive."

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