Tonga lights first Jubilee beacon

The small Pacific island of Tonga claimed the honour of lighting the first of more than 4,200 beacons to be set alight across the world to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Using traditional coconut sheath torches a group Tongan Scouts and Girl Guides took part in a ceremony to light their country's beacon.

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Queen's Jubilee beacons lit

More than 4,200 Diamond Jubilee beacons have been lit across Britain and the world in celebration of the Queen's 60-year reign.