In pictures: School nativities

With the festive season firmly in the air, primary school children across the region were resplendent as donkeys, shepherds, cockerels, wise men, innkeepers and, of course, Mary and Joseph.

The Gazette team headed out and about to some of the dress rehearsals in Islington and Hackney to snap the best of the action.

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