New Year's day parade in London
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New Year's Day parade heralds London 2012

London's New Year's Day parade has launched a year that will see both the Olympics and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrated in the city.

More than 8,000 people have been performing in the spectacle, including more than 1,000 cheerleaders.

The BBC's James Pearce reports from central London.

  • 01 Jan 2012
  • From the section UK
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