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How the broom army photo swept the web

Following the riots in London on Monday, Andrew Bayles’ photograph of brooms being brandished in the air became an internet sensation. The picture shows those who turned out the next day to clean up the street of Clapham Junction.  ….more on this story from the BBC site

“The ‘Broom Army’ tag and my photo is something that I think is very special. It is a movement of solidarity to stand up for everything that is good about this country. I am very proud to have been there to help in the clean up and very proud that the image is being used countrywide to inspire further support in the clean-up effort.” Andrew Bayles

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