In pictures: London and Edinburgh celebrate new year with a bang

Thousands of revellers across the UK welcomed the start of 2018 with a burst of fireworks.

In Edinburgh, tens of thousands saw in 2018 against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. There was live music, DJs and street entertainment for the 75,000 attending.

The firework display in London featured a soundtrack dominated by women to mark the centenary of women being granted the vote. More than 10,000 fireworks lit up the capital's sky during that sold-out event, prompting huge cheers from the lively crowd.

Revellers during the Hogmanay New Year celebrations
Revellers during the Hogmanay New Year celebrations
Fireworks light up the sky over the London Eye
Fireworks light up the sky over the London Eye
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Fireworks light up the sky over the London Eye in central London
Fireworks light up the sky over the London Eye in central London
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Fireworks light up the sky over the London Eye in central London
Fireworks light up the sky over the London Eye in central London
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(David Cheskin/PA)
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That's a wrap! We kicked off this year in style! Now for next year... ???? #edhogmanaypic.twitter.com/4x8MxLuGg3

-- Edinburgh's Hogmanay (@edhogmanay) January 1, 2018

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