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Why this image has been dubbed Manchester's NYE Masterpiece

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Greggs - a true Northern institution
The central space is occupied by a group of figures, yet they remain in the background
This woman is looking right at the camera, caught mid-step but still in focus
This gentleman is also looking straight at camera, prostrate but somehow still alert - his pose is pure Renaissance
Like the vanquished heroes of antiquity, he clutches valiantly for his fallen sword (or this case, bottle)
One would expect the action to be dead centre, but the photographer has pushed it to the side, providing a perfect counterpoint with the fallen man
The man on the floor is parallel with yellow lines
The woman's open handed gesture of supplication is a well-known trope of classical art