Easter celebrated around the world
Crowds gathered today to watch a Good Friday re-enactment of the Passion of Jesus in central London's Trafalgar Square.
Actors from the Wintershall Players, a troupe based in Surrey, played the parts of Jesus and the two robbers crucified alongside him, along with several Roman soldiers.
London Mayor Boris Johnson has today unveiled a sculpture of a blue cockerel on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.
The sculpture, created by German artist Katharina Fritsch, will remain in place for 18 months.
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Olympics mania has spread to Nelson's Column, one of London's most iconic landmarks.
Lord Nelson atop his column in Trafalgar Square has donned a special Union Jack hat, complete with an Olympic torch.
It was created by London's oldest millinery company Lock & Co, which actually made Nelson's original bicorn hat.