Crowds Turn Out For Soggy Cavalcade

It wasn't as big as in previous years, but heavy drizzle didn't stop people coming out in numbers for the Edinburgh Festivals Cavalcade, the official start to the festival season. 

Organisers say that there were around 50,000 people lining the streets to see 3,000 Fringe and Festival performers and participants.

Organisers had anticipated around 175,000 spectators. Only one group pulled out at the last minute because of the weather.

You can view's images from the Cavalcade.

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