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Giant Donald Trump Effigy Burned at UK Bonfire

Bonfire night 2016
An effigy of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump is set on fire in Edenbridge, England, as part of annual bonfire celebrations Saturday night. Gareth Fuller / PA Wire/PA Images

A 36-foot model of Donald Trump holding Hillary Clinton's head was burned during annual bonfire celebrations in a British town on Saturday night.

The Edenbridge Bonfire Society selects a public figure each year and organizers say the U.S. presidential candidate was the overwhelming choice for this year's celebrity effigy.

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Artists Frank Shepherd and Andrea Deans pose on ladders with their creation. Leon Neal / Getty Images

Britons light bonfires and set off fireworks on or near Nov. 5 to commemorate Guy Fawkes' failed plot in 1605 to blow up Parliament.

The society has created a large-scale effigy of a public figure for for the last 16 years, with previous names including cyclist Lance Armstrong, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and comedian and activist Russell Brand. Last year's effigy was of FIFA president Sepp Blatter, the former world soccer chief.

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Members of various bonfire societies take part in a torch procession through the streets of Edenbridge, south of London, on Saturday night. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP - Getty Images

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