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Monday, 31 December, 2001, 22:09 GMT
In pictures: Coming of the euro
As bells chime in the New Year, Europeans are shedding their trusty francs and marks for the new coins and banknotes of a common currency, the euro.

Pont Neuf, Paris's oldest bridge
France has lit one of its finest bridges, the Pont Neuf, with the symbol of the euro
Grafton Street, Dublin
No prizes for guessing the theme of the fancy-dress party Ireland threw in its capital
Party-goers in Rome
Italian revellers have been seeing off their much-maligned lira with party hats bearing the euro sign
Simon Phillips of Travelex currency exchanges brandishes euros at London's Heathrow Airport
Britain has stayed out of the euro, but the euro is coming to Britain's bureaux de change
Currency exchange featuring euro display in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
The euro is making itself felt far beyond EU borders
Bundesbank headquarters, Frankfurt
Germans surrendered their D-Mark for the euro after much soul-searching
Reunion residents purchase goods with euro notes
The first to use the notes were in French territory in the Indian ocean
See also:

20 Dec 01 | Europe
Euro chaos threatens France
29 Dec 01 | Europe
Mini-states gear up for euro
30 Dec 01 | Europe
Lira noughts will be missed
31 Dec 01 | Business
Europe hails 'historic' euro
31 Dec 01 | Business
Of bus, cow and urine - euro trivia
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