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A sparkler burns on the 250th birthday cake of a waxwork of Madame Marie Tussaud (C), surrounded by models of (L-R) Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister David Cameron, actor Russell Brand, footballer David Beckham and his wife Victoria and actress Helen Mirren at Madame Tussauds in London December 1, 2011. Born Marie Grosholtz in 1761, Madame Tussaud began working with wax in Paris, served the court of Louis XVI and his Queen, Marie Antoinette, and later moved her trade to Britain.REUTERS/Luke MacGregor