Light festival dazzles Portuguese coastal town of Cascais

Light shows and art installations brightened the streets of Portugal's Cascais resort town on Friday for the seventh edition of the "Lumina" festival, a dazzling crowd puller showcasing the work of national and international artists.

The event, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to Cascais every year, aims to "celebrate colours and forms in all their nuances, senses and aspects," according to the organisers.

It also hopes to highlight the historical heritage of Cascais, a former fishing village that became a first-class travel destination by the end of the 19th century.