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In Pictures: Leeds lights up for annual art festival

This year’s festival celebrates the themes of progress and innovation.

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An art installation during the first night of Light Night Leeds (Danny Lawson/PA)

An art installation during the first night of Light Night Leeds (Danny Lawson/PA)

An art installation during the first night of Light Night Leeds (Danny Lawson/PA)

Landmarks in Leeds city centre have been lit up for the annual Light Night Leeds event.

The festival sees some of the city’s most recognisable indoor and outdoor spaces transformed with light and artworks.

This year’s event celebrates the themes of progress and innovation.

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The evening began with a parade celebrating 100 years of social change since women got the vote (Danny Lawson/PA)

The evening began with a parade celebrating 100 years of social change since women got the vote (Danny Lawson/PA)

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The evening began with a parade celebrating 100 years of social change since women got the vote (Danny Lawson/PA)

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Organisers said the festival would feature more than 60 arts events across 10 zones (Danny Lawson/PA)

Organisers said the festival would feature more than 60 arts events across 10 zones (Danny Lawson/PA)

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Organisers said the festival would feature more than 60 arts events across 10 zones (Danny Lawson/PA)

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Light Night Leeds features large-scale light projections as well as interactive artworks (Danny Lawson/PA)

Light Night Leeds features large-scale light projections as well as interactive artworks (Danny Lawson/PA)

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Light Night Leeds features large-scale light projections as well as interactive artworks (Danny Lawson/PA)

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A monk from Thailand takes in the atmosphere (Danny Lawson/PA)

A monk from Thailand takes in the atmosphere (Danny Lawson/PA)

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A monk from Thailand takes in the atmosphere (Danny Lawson/PA)

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A performance during the opening night of the festival (Danny Lawson/PA)

A performance during the opening night of the festival (Danny Lawson/PA)

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A performance during the opening night of the festival (Danny Lawson/PA)

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The festival will continue on Friday night with more performances (Danny Lawson/PA)

The festival will continue on Friday night with more performances (Danny Lawson/PA)

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The festival will continue on Friday night with more performances (Danny Lawson/PA)

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