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In pictures: Crowds brave the rain for Lord Mayor’s Show

The procession marked the first public engagement of the new Lord Mayor of the City of London, Charles Bowman.

A wet London could not stop thousands of people coming out to celebrate the Lord Mayor’s Show.

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The parade, now in its 802nd year, was awash with colour as more than 7,000 people and 70 floats took to the streets of the capital.

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The procession was the first public engagement for the new Lord Mayor of the City of London, Charles Bowman.

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The 690th Lord Mayor travelled from the Guildhall to the Royal Courts of Justice before swearing allegiance to the Crown.

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The event first took place in 1215, as a river pageant on the Thames.

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