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Britons are famed for their love of curry and, over the years, the country's taste for South Asian food has evolved into a unique blend of cuisine specially created for British palates.

Nowhere is this more apparent than at the so-called 'curry mile' in London's Brick Lane, which this week celebrates what is billed as "the only curry festival in Europe."

The two week-long festival takes place in the street which received its name during the rebuilding period after the Great Fire of London in 1666. Today, the area around Brick Lane is known as 'Banglatown,' referring to the large Bangladeshi community which arrived in Britain during the second half of the twentieth century. Read full article »

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