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Even at 4am, there were crowds ... I spoke to some who had camped two nights and were still in good spirits! Very good atmosphere, everyone seemed friendly and there for one thing only, a celebration. Good to see! Very difficult to get any really good shots due to the restrictions and barriers. The Plod kept telling me off for walking where I shouldn't, but one policewoman (shown above), was particularly charming, not to mention rather beautiful! It's a bit disconcerting when the Plod is attractive ... Constable Erdem is her name. The media circus was astounding, top and last shot, on purpose built stands for the worlds TV. Two billion they recon will be viewing. I'll watch the highlights ... I made my escape at 6.30am when the crowds were really starting to build.
Leica M9 + 35mm