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BLACKPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 22: An employee of 'Lightworks' makes some finishing touches to a large scale astronaut model before being installed on Blackpool Promenade on August 22, 2012 in Blackpool, England. Lightworks are responsible for producing, storing and restoring the many thousands of items that make up the annual Blackpool Illuminations. Every year Blackpool attracts over 3 Million visitors, many of whom come to witness the famous illuminations, which started back in 1879 with a display of eight arc lamps. Around 100 miles of party lights, 200 miles of wiring, 5,000 floodlights and in excess of one million lamps make up the display, which when completed stretch approximately six miles along the Lancashire sea side town promenade. The display will run from August 31 - November 4, 2012. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Posted on August 23, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 4:06 PM

Final preparations are made before installation of the annual Blackpool Illuminations.  Every year Blackpool attracts over 3 Million visitors, many of whom come to witness the famous illuminations, which started back in 1879 with a display of eight arc lamps. Around 100 miles of party lights, 200 miles of wiring, 5,000 floodlights and in excess of one million lamps make up the display, which when completed stretch approximately six miles along the Lancashire sea side town promenade. The display will run from August 31 - November 4, 2012.

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