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Last Updated: Saturday, 1 May, 2004, 19:03 GMT 20:03 UK
In pictures: Day of EU celebrations
Latvians hold their flag in front of the EU's flag during the EU enlargement ceremony in Brussels
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It was a day for waving flags...
Polish and Slovakian officials dismantle a border crossing
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... and removing barriers between nations, sometimes literally.
Greek Cypriot children with their drawing in Nicosia's Old City
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In Cyprus, children played a major role in the street celebrations.
Chain Bridge in Budapest
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The Hungarian government hosted breakfast on a Budapest bridge for children born on 1 May - the first day of Hungary's EU membership.
A Hungarian mother and her newborn son
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And Budapest's first "EU-baby" was given 2004 euros by the city mayor.
Irish PM Bertie Ahern adjusts his tie before a round of media interviews
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Irish PM Bertie Ahern, President of the European Council, was much in demand.
Anti-EU demopnstration, Warsaw
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But not everyone in the new EU member states was celebrating.




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