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Crowds gather for Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square

An actor playing Jesus walks through the crowd in London's Trafalgar Square Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Crowds gathered today to watch a Good Friday re-enactment of the Passion of Jesus in central London's Trafalgar Square.

Roman soldiers lift the cross carrying a bloodied Jesus Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

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.

Actors playing Jesus and two robbers take part in the re-enactment of the crucifixion Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Boris unveils blue cockerel sculpture in Trafalgar Square

London Mayor Boris Johnson has today unveiled a sculpture of a blue cockerel on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.

Boris pictured by the latest commission for Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth. Credit: Twitter/Mayor of London

The sculpture, created by German artist Katharina Fritsch, will remain in place for 18 months.