Manchester's Christmas Market returns

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Manchester's famous Christmas Market returns today.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to visit over the next few weeks, with vendors coming from across Europe to form the festive fair.

It's the 19 consecutive year that the market's returned to the city, and once again the hub will centre on Albert Square.

People are being warned to plan journeys in advance, as the city centre can get especially busy during the market.