The Docks of London - The London Docks
Incredible wealth of the Ivory Floor - One of the wealthiest corners in the London Docks. A view of the "Ivory Floor" where elephant tusks, boar tusks, narwhale horns, rhinocerous horns and sometimes mammoth tusks are ranged in incredible profusion. It is said than many, perhaps most of the tusks of elephants displayed are not of freshly killed beasts, but are old treasures of Chiefs, reluctantly surrendered, stored maybe, for centuries in remote African Villages. The picture shows men moving some of the large tusks on specially constructed trolleys.
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Tea party at Highgrove House for children from hospice
The Duchess of Cornwall throws a snowball after attending a tea party for children from Ty Hafan hospice in Wales, at Highgrove House in Gloucestershire. The Duchess is holding a Christmas card made by 7-year-old Rhys Boggis from the hospice.
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Northern lights show
The aurora borealis, or the northern lights as they are commonly known, at St. Mary's Lighthouse and Visitor Centre, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside.
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