Brighton festival welcomes winter by Burning the Clocks

Thousands of people carried burning paper lanterns through UK city in winter solstice festival
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A giant lantern burns at the end of the Burning The Clocks Festival on Brighton Beach on December 21, 2011 in Brighton, England (Getty Images)
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People carry lanterns at the Burning The Clocks Festival (Getty Images)
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Dancers make their way through the streets (Getty Images)
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The annual celebration is enjoyed by thousands of people who carry paper lanterns through the streets of Brighton (Getty Images)
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It culminates on Brighton Beach where the lanterns are burnt and the Winter Solstice is marked (Getty Images)
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Lanterns burn at the end of the Burning The Clocks Festival on Brighton Beach (Getty Images)
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Dancers make their way through the streets (Getty Images)
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People carry lanterns at the Burning The Clocks Festival (Getty Images)
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People watch fireworks at the end of the Burning The Clocks Festival (Getty Images)
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The festival is held in Brighton (Getty Images)