10 stunning pictures of London celebrating 2017

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There may have a huge police presence on the streets of London as the Big Ben struck midnight, but that didn't stop the spectators from nearly 100 countries flocking to the Thames to watch the night sky light up in the capital.

London marked the start of 2017 with dazzling fireworks displays and this is what it looked like:

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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.
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Fireworks light up the sky over the London Eye in central London.
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London Eye.
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Fireworks light up the sky over the London Eye.
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Fireworks light up the sky over Parliament in central London.
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London Eye.
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London Eye.
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Fireworks light up the sky over Parliament in central London.
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London Eye.
(Rick Findler/PA)