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Chinese lanterns on display in London for festival

One of the many celebrations for Chinese New Year in London is a vast display of Chinese lanterns – the biggest ever seen in the UK capital. In China, the beauty of paper lanterns has been central to New Year celebrations dating way back to the Tang Dynasty more than a thousand years ago. Although, as Richard Bestic discovered in the UK capital, 21st century technology has done nothing to take away the magic of this ancient art form.

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