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Youths enjoy the sunshine in the Padiham area of Burnley, the stronghold of the far-right British National Party, on June 9, 2009 in Burnley, England. Sharon Wilkinson of the BNP won its first county council seat in England in the party's stronghold of Burnley in Lancashire. The party also won two European parliament seats. By Christopher Furlong/Getty Images.

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