AS SEEN ON EARTH: Bhangra, Paper Lanterns in Pictures

AS SEEN ON EARTH: Bhangra, Paper Lanterns in Pictures
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London, England, April 8, 2009--Composer George Frideric Handel celebrated his 250th birthday in style on April 14--or at least his fans did, with concerts of his music in Westminster Abbey, his resting place.

Above, conservator Cat Clarke gives a statue of Handel a touch-up with a paintbrush in advance of his big day.
—Photograph by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
 
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