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London new year fireworks welcome 2014

1 January 2014 Last updated at 01:36 GMT

Millions across the UK are celebrating the start of the new year, with parties, music and fireworks.

An estimated quarter of a million people converged on the banks of the River Thames in London to watch a spectacular firework display set to music.

Peach-flavoured snow and edible banana confetti fell on revellers during the capital's "multi-sensory" show.