Goodies left over from Birmingham's popular Frankfurt Christmas market have been donated to good causes.
Tasty treats from the German traders - who have served more than two million customers this year - have been handed over to the Salvation Army and the city's care homes. Produce such as sausages, pretzels, waffles, ham, vegetables and fruit were given to council chiefs at a ceremony on Friday.
Much of the food will be handed out to homeless people at the Salvation Army's Shadwell Street hostel, while sweets and chocolate will become Christmas presents for children in care.
And traders are also handing over their sterling loose change before flying home, which will be donated to the Change a Life Campaign, which seeks to help the homeless off the streets.
Council leader Mike Whitby said: "I would like to thank the Frankfurt market stallholders on behalf of the people of Birmingham for their generous actions and their effort to spread Christmas cheer.
"This is clear proof of the positive links that have been forged with our partner city through the annual seasonal visits this market makes, and I am sure the traders will be warmly embraced by the city's people once again next year."