CNN PRODUCER NOTE xjingmei was in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, in 2013 when he photographed an event called the Torchlight Procession. The Singapore native says the event is a Scottish tradition to celebrate the new year. 'It's an re-enactment of the past, where noisy, hairy vikings and Highlanders are seen dragging a warship and leading more than 15,000 torch-bearing locals while on their way from the historic Parliament Square through the ancient Edinburgh meeting place,' she explained. 'Truth to be told, I've never seen anything like this before. The scale of it was just so massive, the entire street was filled with people and it never seemed to end.'
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