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Gallery: Is this where your Christmas presents are coming from?

Incredible photos of Amazon’s vast shipping warehouses in the UK – one of which is the size of 14 football pitches.

Image: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

DOING YOUR CHRISTMAS shopping online is one way to beat the hellish crowds – a few credit card details later, and the packages magically appear at your door.

But pity the poor people putting together your orders. These incredible photographs show Amazon’s vast shipment warehouses in the UK, as business ramps up for the festive season.

The company recently opened its largest “fulfilment centre” in the country, a one million square foot facility in Fife, Scotland. The centre is the size of 14 football pitches.

So next time you’re happily browsing from your sofa, spare a thought for these warehouse warriors:

Gallery: Is this where your Christmas presents are coming from?
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    A worker at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Swansea pushes a picker trolley (Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images)
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    A worker in Swansea opens one of thousands of cardboard storage boxes which hold goods to be shipped all over the world (Ben Birchall/PA Wire)
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    Swansea (Ben Birchall/PA Wire)
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    A worker in Swansea uses a barcode scanning gun to check and pick out books from a floor to ceiling racking area (Ben Birchall/PA Wire)
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    Swansea (Ben Birchall/PA Wire)
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    Swansea (Ben Birchall/PA Wire)
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    Workers in Swansea pack goods into cardboard boxes (Ben Birchall/PA Wire)
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    Fife (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images)
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    Fife (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images)
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    An employee moving parcels at the Fife centre (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images)
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    Fife (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images)
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    First Minister Alex Salmond with Amazon's Vice President of European Operations Allan Lyall at the company's new one million square-foot fulfilment centre in Fife (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images)
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    A worker at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Swansea pulls a pump trolley past thousands of cardboard storage bins (Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

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