Fete des Lumieres: Buildings in Lyon, France come alive with lights

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An installation called View of Evolutions by artist Yann Nguema is seen on the Saint-Jean Cathedral during the rehearsal for the Festival of Lights (Fetes des Lumieres) in Central Lyon, France on December 7, 2016. (REUTERS)

An installation called View of Evolutions by artist Yann Nguema is seen on the Saint-Jean Cathedral during the rehearsal for the Festival of Lights (Fetes des Lumieres) in Central Lyon, France on December 7, 2016. (REUTERS)

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An installation by Yann Nguema at the Saint-Jean Cathedral on December 7, 2016. The festival is celebrated each year since December 8, 1852 on the feast of Immaculate Conception, a tribute to Mary, mother of Jesus, after the town was spared by the 1643 plague. (REUTERS)

An installation by Yann Nguema at the Saint-Jean Cathedral on December 7, 2016. The festival is celebrated each year since December 8, 1852 on the feast of Immaculate Conception, a tribute to Mary, mother of Jesus, after the town was spared by the 1643 plague. (REUTERS)

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Artist Yann Nguema’s third installation at the Saint-Jean Cathedral. (REUTERS)

Artist Yann Nguema’s third installation at the Saint-Jean Cathedral. (REUTERS)

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The ferris wheel on Place Bellecour in downtown Lyon illuminated on December 7, 2016. (AFP)

The ferris wheel on Place Bellecour in downtown Lyon illuminated on December 7, 2016. (AFP)

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Seen here, the View of Platonium installation by artist Eric Michel et Akari-Lisa Ishii in Lyon. (REUTERS)

Seen here, the View of Platonium installation by artist Eric Michel et Akari-Lisa Ishii in Lyon. (REUTERS)

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The View of Sans Dessus, Dessous installation by artist Joseph Couturier in the city. (REUTERS)

The View of Sans Dessus, Dessous installation by artist Joseph Couturier in the city. (REUTERS)

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Another of View of Evolutions installations by artist Yann Nguema at the Saint-Jean Cathedral. (REUTERS)

Another of View of Evolutions installations by artist Yann Nguema at the Saint-Jean Cathedral. (REUTERS)

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View of Arbore'Lum installation by artist Erik Barray during the rehearsal for the Festival of Lights. (REUTERS)

View of Arbore'Lum installation by artist Erik Barray during the rehearsal for the Festival of Lights. (REUTERS)

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View of Arbore'Lum installation by artist Erik Barray. (REUTERS)

View of Arbore'Lum installation by artist Erik Barray. (REUTERS)

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Another side of View of Sans Dessus, Dessous installation. (REUTERS)

Another side of View of Sans Dessus, Dessous installation. (REUTERS)

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View of Un Songe Forain installation by artist Nathanaelle Picot at Place Bellecourt. (REUTERS)

View of Un Songe Forain installation by artist Nathanaelle Picot at Place Bellecourt. (REUTERS)

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View of Coups de Coeur installation by artist Franck Pelletier and collectif Les Allumeurs at the Theatre des Celestins. (REUTERS)

View of Coups de Coeur installation by artist Franck Pelletier and collectif Les Allumeurs at the Theatre des Celestins. (REUTERS)

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Another side of the View of Sans Dessus Dessous installation. (REUTERS)

Another side of the View of Sans Dessus Dessous installation. (REUTERS)

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Seen here, View of Vols de Nuit installation by artist Thierry Chenavaud. (REUTERS)

Seen here, View of Vols de Nuit installation by artist Thierry Chenavaud. (REUTERS)

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The ferris wheel of Place Bellecour (rear), the bell tower (L) and an illuminated plane sculpture inspired by Vol de Nuit (Night Flight, Antoine de Saint-Exupery's 1931 novel) are pictured in downtown Lyon. (AFP)

The ferris wheel of Place Bellecour (rear), the bell tower (L) and an illuminated plane sculpture inspired by Vol de Nuit (Night Flight, Antoine de Saint-Exupery's 1931 novel) are pictured in downtown Lyon. (AFP)

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