Underground Town

The City: Nottingham, England

From local pubs to national soccer—er football—matches s, see photos from the birthplace of Robin Hood.

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Win one of these for me, wontcha? A youngster sits in his pram in front of a toy-laden booth at the annual Goose Fair, which is one of Europe's largest traveling festivals, and one of the pleasures of a well-timed visit to Nottingham, England.

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A procession brings the Olympic Torch through the campus of Nottingham University on the 42nd day of the relay before London's Summer Games.

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A statue of Robin Hood wielding his brass bow and arrow welcomes vistors outside of the Nottingham castle.

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Visitors wander through the ancient archways of a 12th-century Cistercian abbey's cellar.

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Seems like a busy time to nap, but a protester catches up on some rest while police officers line up at a climate-change demonstration. Attendees tried to break into the local power station to protest coal-fired power stations.

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Schoolchildren read the Quran together at the Nottingham Islamia School.

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A flock of Canada Geese disrupt the white landscape on the snow-covered banks of the River Trent.

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It's not ketchup, it's not mustard, it's...mushy peas? Culinary delights abound at Nottingham's annual Goose Fair, an event with history stretching back 700 years.

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Fog hovers over players during the soccer, er, football championship match between Nottingham Forest and Ipswich Town.

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The crowd lunges back and forth to heavy-metal band Enter Shikari at a performance during their A Flash Flood of Christmas tour.

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Locals grab a pint at one of Nottingham's traditional pubs.