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    Posted October 4, 2012 by
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    Autumn leaves 2012

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    Queen Victoria's Leaves

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     London-based iReporter chopsm took a stroll in the city's iconic park and captured this photo of autumn leaves on ground still damp from Friday morning rains. "The park has been used by millions of Londoners for nearly 170 years as a place of healthy recreation, sports, play and relaxation," he says.
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    Autumn has finally come to London England as this blanket of autumnal leaves confirms in Victoria Park near the recent London 2012 Olympics site.

     

    Victoria Park is one of London’s most important historic parks and its oldest public park. It has been used by millions of Londoners for nearly 170 years as a place of healthy recreation, sports, play and relaxation.

     

    Named after the late Queen Victoria it was Londons first public park opened in 1845 after a local MP presented Queen Victoria with a petition of 30,000 signatures for an open space for Londoners to enjoy.

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