Larger-than-life men and a glowing cathedral.

Lyon, France is once again lit up at the start of their annual Festival of Lights — a glowing tradition that dates back to the 1850s. Below, a few pictures from Reuters of the city lit up.

View of Et Si? Installation by artist Daniel Knipper during the festival's rehearsal late in the night on Dec. 5. (Robert Pratta/Reuters)
View of Les Chrysalides de Saint-Jean installation by artist Damien Fontaine at the Saint-Jean Cathedral during the festival's rehearsal late in the night of Dec. 5. (Robert Pratta/Reuters)


View of the Kokeshi de Soie installation by artist Annelore Parot during the festival's rehearsal late in the night on Dec. 5. (Robert Pratta/Reuters)

Left and right: Views of Highlights installation by artist Skertzo during the festival's rehearsal late in the night on Dec. 5. (Robert Pratta/Reuters)

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