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Giant, glowing astronaut: preparations underway for Blackpool Illuminations

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An employee of Lightworks makes some finishing touches to a large-scale astronaut model before being installed on Blackpool Promenade on Aug. 22 in Blackpool, England. Lightworks is responsible for producing, storing and restoring the many thousands of items that make up the annual Blackpool Illuminations.

Every year, a six-mile light display is erected in the coastal resort town of Blackpool, England. Over a million bulbs are used in the display, which lasts from Aug. 31 to Nov. 4.

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A large Egyptian-themed model is prepared for installation on the Blackpool Promenade on Aug. 22.

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A Lightworks employee with an Egyptian-themed model.

 

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