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VE Day 75 in pictures: Britons bring out the bunting

Major events were cancelled due to coronavirus, but there was still the chance to bring some colour to the event.

Events marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day may have been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak – but people are still marking the occasion with colourful decorations.

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The residents of Cambrian Road in Chester dress up in 1945 clothing and have a social distancing tea party (Peter Byrne/PA)
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Tables were set ready for morning tea celebrations (Peter Byrne/PA)
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A restored Second World War amphibious DUKW vehicle drives through Helpston near Peterborough (Joe Giddens/PA)
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The Royal Air Force Red Arrows pass over the London Eye on the banks of the River Thames (Marc Ward/PA)
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The Shard can be seen under one of the Red Arrows (SAC Hannah Smoker/MoD/Crown Copyright/PA)
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Aircraft over Henstridge airfield in Somerset write a VE Day 75th anniversary message in the sky using skytyping (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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Piper Louise Marshall plays at dawn along Edinburgh’s Portobello Beach as dawn breaks on VE Day (Jane Barlow/PA)
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Sheila Daphne, 68, waves to a friend as she joins in her street’s celebrations in Duncan Avenue, Redcar (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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A display by the Ministry of Defence and the British Legion on the Lights in Piccadilly Circus in central London to thank Second World War veterans (Yui Mok/PA)
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Residents in Thorner, West Yorkshire pay tribute to the fallen (Danny Lawson/PA)
Wendy Doig and Roy Barker from St James Church in Woolton Village dress Jimmy the War Horse ahead of VE Day celebrations
Wendy Doig and Roy Barker from St James Church in Woolton Village dress Jimmy the War Horse ahead of VE Day celebrations (Peter Byrne/PA)
Wilson ready to mark the occasion
Dog Wilson ready to mark the occasion (Joe Giddens/PA)
Children from Breadsall Primary School in Derby held a VE Day lunch party on Thursday
Children from Breadsall Primary School in Derby held a VE Day lunch party on Thursday (Danny Lawson/PA)
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A good time was had by all (Danny Lawson/PA)
A giant Union flag was drawn in the sand on the beach beneath Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland by maintenance manager Andrew Heeley, 56
A giant Union flag was drawn in the sand on the beach beneath Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland by maintenance manager Andrew Heeley, 56 (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Alex Glover, 10, dressed as a Second World War evacuee outside his home in Sittingbourne, Kent, where he has created a VE Day theme which includes a tribute to 100-year-old Captain Tom Moore
Alex Glover, 10, dressed as a Second World War evacuee outside his home in Sittingbourne, Kent, where he has created a VE Day theme which includes a tribute to 100-year-old Captain Tom Moore (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Piper on cliffs of Dover
Pipe major Andy Reid of The Scots Guards plays his pipes on the cliffs of Dover as two Spitfires from the Battle of Britain memorial flight fly overhead on Thursday (Richard Pohle/The Times/PA)

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