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Brexit in pictures: The UK leaves the EU

Pro and anti-Brexit demonstrations and marches have been held across the country, as the UK counted down to leaving the European Union.

The UK officially left the EU at 23:00 GMT, ending 47 years of membership.

Downing Street at exactly 23:00 GMT on Friday 31 January Image copyright AFP
Image caption A projection onto No 10 Downing Street marks the moment the UK left the European Union.
Brexit supporters wave Union flags as the time passes 11 O"Clock at a Brexit Celebration party at Woolston Social Club in Warrington, north west England Image copyright AFP
Image caption People cheer Britain’s exit from the EU as the clock chimes 23:00 GMT in Warrington.
Pro-EU supporters light candles in Smith Square in Westminster, London, ahead of the UK leaving the European Union at 11pm on Friday. Image copyright Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Image caption Pro-EU supporters light candles in Smith Square, Westminster.
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage looks delighted as Britain leaves the EU Image copyright AFP
Image caption Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage celebrates Britain’s departure from the EU in Parliament Square.
The UK flag is removed from the European Council building in Brussels. Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption In Brussels, the UK flag is removed from the European Council building.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is also lit up in red, white and blue. Image copyright PA Wire
Image caption The Foreign and Commonwealth Office in central London is lit up in the colours of the Union Jack.
The UK flag is taken down and folded up outside the European Parliament building in Brussels. Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption It is taken down and folded up outside the European Parliament building in the city.
People celebrate Britain leaving the EU on Brexit day in London. Image copyright Henry Nicholls / REUTERS/
Image caption Brexiteers headed towards Parliament Square in London.
Brexiteers in Parliament Square, London, ahead of the UK leaving the European Union at 11pm on Friday. Image copyright Dominic Lipinski / PA Media
Image caption Crowds gathered earlier on Friday in London’s Parliament Square ahead of Brexit celebrations there later.
Pro-Brexit supporters don Union Jack-themed clothes pose for a photograph in Parliament Square, the venue for the Leave Means Leave Brexit Celebration. Image copyright DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images
Image caption Pro-Brexit supporters wearing Union Jack-themed clothes pose for a photograph in Parliament Square, where Leave Means Leave’s celebrations are happening.
Pro-EU activists protest at Parliament Square as people prepare for Brexit on 31 January 2020 in London, United Kingdom. Image copyright Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
Image caption Supporters of the EU held a procession through Whitehall to “bid a fond farewell” to the union.
A pro-EU activist wearing a cape decorated with an EU flag design joins a rally organised by civil rights group New Europeans outside Europe House, central London on 31 January ,2020 Image copyright ISABEL INFANTES / AFP
Image caption A pro-EU activist wearing a cape decorated with an EU flag design joins a rally organised by civil rights group New Europeans outside Europe House, central London.
A pro-EU message is projected onto the cliffs in Ramsgate, southern England Image copyright Ben STANSALL / AFP
Image caption A pro-EU message is projected onto the cliffs in Ramsgate in Thanet, Kent.
St Andrew's House, a Scottish Government building in Edinburgh, is illuminated in the colours of the European flag. Image copyright PA Wire
Image caption St Andrew’s House, a Scottish Government building, in Edinburgh, is illuminated in the colours of the European flag.
Customers Scott Jones and Laura Jones at the Sawmill Bar in South Elmsall, Yorkshire, where a Brexit party is being held throughout the day ahead of the UK leaving the European Union at 11pm this evening. Image copyright Danny Lawson / pa
Image caption Customers Scott Jones and Laura Jones at the Sawmill Bar in South Elmsall, Yorkshire, where a Brexit party is being held throughout the day.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (C) chairs a cabinet meeting at the National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland, in Sunderland, northeast England on 31 January 2020. Image copyright PAUL ELLIS / AFP
Image caption Earlier, the prime minister held a cabinet meeting at the National Glass Centre, a museum and arts centre in Sunderland, the city that was the first to back Brexit when results were announced after the 2016 referendum.

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Source: bbc.co.uk

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