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Sydney lights up for annual festival

May 31, 2016 08:22 IST

Sydney’s skyline has exploded with light and colour as Vivid Sydney -- a three-week “festival of light, music and ideas” -- brings public art installations, lighting sculptures to the Australian capital this year from May 27 to June 18.

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A spectacular light festival will be brightening up the Australian city of Sydney over the next three weeks. One of its most famous sites, the Sydney Opera House, had giant turtles crawling all over it - well in lights anyway! Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters 


An indigenous Australian design is projected onto the sails of the Sydney Opera House during the opening night of the annual Vivid Sydney light festival – also the largest event of its kind in the world. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters


The festival includes huge light sculptures and projections on to lots of buildings around the city. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters


Children have their picture taken in front of an ‘I Love You' installation. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters


The city’s art museum got a splash of paint as part of the light display. As it’s winter in Australia at the moment, the light festival brightens up the long nights. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters


An image of an indigenous Australian man projected onto the sails of the Sydney Opera House. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters


A visitor to the Sydney Botanical Garden takes a picture of the ‘Cathedral of Light’, a contribution to the festival. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters



Sydney CBD is lit up as part of Vivid Sydney on May 27, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images


An echidna light sculpture eating ants is displayed during the Vivid Sydney illuminated displays at Taronga Zoo. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images


Vivid is lighting up at Taronga Zoo for the first time with 10 giant animal sculptures representing critical species the zoo is committed to protecting. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images


A tree is illuminated during the 'Garden of Light' display at The Royal Botanic Gardens. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images



An animated film featuring a lizard and a witch on floating islands is projected onto Sydney’s Customs House. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters


A ferry sails past the Sydney Opera House featuring projected indigenous Australian artwork. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters


A boy pushes himself into an illuminated sculpture on the opening night of the annual Vivid Sydney light festival. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters