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Thousands flock to see Justin Bieber turn on Christmas lights in London

Justin Bieber caused havoc in London on Monday (07Nov11) as thousands of fans turned out to see the pop star switch on the Christmas lights at two shopping centers in the English capital.

The Baby hitmaker, who picked up two trophies at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Sunday (06Nov11), flew into the city following the ceremony to launch the festive shopping season.

Bieber first arrived at the Westfield mall in Shepherd's Bush, West London, where he was greeted by thousands of fans, including former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell.

After switching on the lights and entertaining the crowd, the 17 year old then traveled by helicopter to the Stratford City mall in East London, where his big switch-on was greeted by a spectacular fireworks display.

Bieber performed his smash-hit Baby and songs from his new Christmas album, before telling fans, "It’s great to be back here, and to have all my fans here is really special."

After the event he took to Twitter.com to further thank his devotees after learning many of them had been waiting all day to catch a glimpse of the young pop idol.

He wrote, "Thank you to all the fans that came out today for the tree lightings. wouldnt be here withoutyou. so grateful for your support. MUCHLOVE."

Meanwhile, the teenager is already making holiday plans, explaining, "It's the most special time of year for me."

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