As Summer Time ends, Christmas time begins in a blaze of light

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The Independent Online
Thanks to the recession this promises to be the longest Christmas ever, as traders struggle to increase our spending. This photograph was taken at Spitalfields market in east London, where Santa's grotto opens today. 'We're trying to do the best we can in a dull year,' said Aaron Hicks, the organiser. 'We just wanted to cheer the place up'.

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