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Famous refugees descent on London

Lord Rogers, the architect behind the Millenium Dome/02 Arena, at work in Greenwich Credit: Matthew Percival

A hoard of famous refugees have descended on London to highlight Refugee Week. Well, mini versions of them have. The creations, made by street artist Marcus Crocker, have been distributed around the capital.

Syrian Refugees and a red cross worker Credit: Matthew Percival

The project by the British Red Cross aims to draw attention to those who were celebrated in their own fields and fled persecution to find sanctuary in Britain.

Lucian Freud painting his famous portrait of Sue Tilley, known as 'Benefits Supervisor sleeping' (1995) Credit: Matthew Percival

Making off with a mini Mercury

Freddie Mercury is one of two figures to have disappeared Credit: Marcus Crocker

Freddie Mercury is one of two famous refugees to disappear from our streets. The miniature figurines have been stolen after they were positioned on streets around the capital to mark Refugee Week. The iconic Queen frontman fled the Zanzibar revolution with his family in 1964.

Freddie Mercury was positioned outside the Dominion Theatre Credit: Marcus Crocker

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