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Tuesday, 1 January, 2002, 17:17 GMT
In pictures: Euro hits the streets
The euro has made a sensational debut across the 12 countries of the eurozone. Thousands of people queued at banks to get their hands on the new currency - and then went out to spend it.

Queue for euro cash in Madrid
The queue for euros at the Bank of Spain in Madrid stretched out the door
Euro queue in Dublin
It was the same story at the Central Bank of Ireland in Dublin
Queue at the Eiffel tower
While in Paris, there was a separate queue at the Eiffel tower for customers paying in euros
Fresh juice booth in Frankfurt rail station
Some people paid in old currencies, and got change in euros
Waiter's tray with euro notes and coins in Paris
But payments were also made in euros, as at this Paris cafe...
Martine Julliard from Lyon paying for spaghetti in euros
... this outdoor restaurant in Rome...
Donut stand in Maastricht
...a donut stand in Maastricht, the Netherlands...
Bertie Ahern at a O'Neill's newsagents
... and a Dublin newsagents, where the customer was Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern
Waitress checking her euro converter
This waitress at a bar in Maastricht carried a converter in her breast pocket
Trumpeter in Munich beer hall
And this trumpeter at a Munich beer hall received a handsome tip in the new currency

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