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In pictures: Canada 150 celebrations

Published
1 July 2017
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image captionEvery year, Canadians celebrate their national day on 1 July - this year's 150th birthday has been extra special, with huge parties being held across its 9.9m sq km (3.8m sq miles)
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image captionCanada was created when three former British colonies joined together
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image captionBut Canada achieved full autonomy from the UK only in 1982, when the British parliament handed it the power to amend its own constitution
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image captionThe Queen remains Canada's monarch however - which is why Prince Charles addressed the crowds in Ottawa as part of the celebrations
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image captionToday, Canada is home to 35.2 million people - 10 times the population in 1867 (figures for the dog population were not readily available)
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image captionCanada is also home to a fifth of all the world's fresh water (and 2.4m caribou, otherwise known as reindeer)

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