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Edinburgh Festival Fringe entertainers perform on the Royal Mile as the festival enters its final weekend on August 23, 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The largest performing arts festival in the world has been running for the past three weeks and has enjoyed an increase in venues and visitors compared with previous years.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe entertainers perform on the Royal Mile as the festival enters its final weekend on Friday in Edinburgh, Scotland. The largest performing arts festival in the world has been running for the past three weeks and has enjoyed an increase in venues and visitors compared with previous years.

1st Battalion Scots Guards homecoming parade...1st Battalion Scots Guards get ready to parade down the Royal Mile, Edinburgh after receiving the Freedom of the city to celebrate their return from Afghanistan. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 31, 2013. Photo credit should read: David Cheskin/PA Wire

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1st Battalion Scots Guards get ready to parade down the Royal Mile in Edinburg, after receiving the Freedom of the City to celebrate their return from Afghanistan