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Last Updated: Saturday, 1 January, 2005, 02:29 GMT
In pictures: New Year 2005
Fireworks at London Eye
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The London Eye was the focal point for the capital's New Year celebrations, with fireworks creating a blaze of colour
Fireworks at London Eye
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More than 150,000 flocked to central London, despite celebrations being toned down because of the Asian tsunami
Fireworks at London Eye
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As well as celebrating the New Year, the display was designed to promote the capital's 2012 Olympics bid
Fireworks at London Eye
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Crowds were treated to a breathtaking display, which lit up the skies for miles around
Couple kissing in London
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Helah Sharabei and Josh Isaac, both 18, share a private moment among the throng
Fireworks at Edinburgh Castle
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In Edinburgh, more than 100,000 turned out to see in the New Year, with the castle being illuminated with a blizzard of light
Fireworks at Edinburgh Castle
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Last year, Hogmanay celebrations in the Scottish capital were cancelled because of torrential rain and high winds
Revellers in Edinburgh
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In Princes Street, a concert and street party was enjoyed by revellers, including Dawn, Lily Page and Emma Wickes
Revellers in Edinburgh observe silence for tsunami victims
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Amid the celebrations, people observed a one-minute silence for the tsunami victims



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