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Saturday, 1 January, 2000, 11:16 GMT
In pictures: The UK's biggest ever party

New Year revellers across the UK have ushered in the new millennium in exhilarating fashion.

There were breathtaking scenes - and here are some of the most stunning images. Click on the links for picture galleries from around the UK.





Hundreds of thousands of people were in central London to celebrate the beginning of a new century as Big Ben chimed midnight.
In pictures: London parties






In Edinburgh, a magnificent firework display lit up the Scottish skies.
In pictures: Scotland celebrates







The streets of Cardiff buzzed with life amid the excitement of the big night.
In Pictures: Wales welcomes Y2K







More fireworks - and no less stunning than anywhere else - brought in the New Year in Belfast.
In Pictures: New Year in Northern Ireland




Across the UK, some of the music world's biggest stars - including The Corrs - wowed the huge crowds.
In Pictures: Pop goes the 20th century




The parties went on late into the night - not least in Northumberland, where revellers marked the new millennium with the local tradition of carrying blazing tar barrels on their heads.
In Pictures: UK united in celebration

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