In Pictures: Fierce faces look down from cathedral as gargoyles return to roof

Stonemasons at Canterbury Cathedral have begun installing new gargoyles, which are the first to be put on the building in more than 100 years.

The creatures are being installed at the cathedral in Kent as part of a restoration project.

New Gargoyles at Canterbury Cathedral
Stonemasons prepare to install one of eight new gargoyles designed and carved at Canterbury Cathedral (Gareth Fuller/PA)
New Gargoyles at Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, where gargoyles are being installed as part of restoration work (Gareth Fuller/PA)
New Gargoyles at Canterbury Cathedral
The new gargoyles are the first put on the building in more than 100 years (Gareth Fuller/PA)
New Gargoyles at Canterbury Cathedral
Stonemasons prepare to install one of the gargoyles which were designed and carved at the cathedral (Gareth Fuller/PA)
New Gargoyles at Canterbury Cathedral
Gargoyles were originally put on the building in medieval times to ward off evil spirits (Gareth Fuller/PA)
New Gargoyles at Canterbury Cathedral
Neil Bishop, a stonemason at Canterbury Cathedral, positions one of the new gargoyles (Gareth Fuller/PA)
New Gargoyles at Canterbury Cathedral
Just a little bit to the right... stonemason Neil Bishop moves the gargoyle into its correct position (Gareth Fuller/PA)
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