A group of 25 life-size painted donkeys have made their way to St Paul's Cathedral, having travelled all the way from Cairo.

The Caravan interfaith art exhibition brings together the work of Western and Egyptian artists, both Muslim and Christian. They were each asked to decorate a life-size fibreglass donkey.

The donkeys were first exhibited at the Anglican Church of St John the Baptist in Cairo, a centre for interfaith dialogue for over 80 years, and then put in public areas around the city.

After a stint in St Paul's, they will be auctioned by Sotheby's, with all profits going to charities in Egypt.

The animal symbolises peace in both Christianity and Islam and is found in both the Bible and Qur'an.

The exhibition - named In Peace And With Compassion - runs until September 23.