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In Pictures: The UK turns blue to pay tribute to the NHS

People also held a round of applause for health workers at 8pm.

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The London Eye and County Hall in London are lit up in blue (Aaron Chown/PA)

The London Eye and County Hall in London are lit up in blue (Aaron Chown/PA)

The London Eye and County Hall in London are lit up in blue (Aaron Chown/PA)

Buildings across the UK were lit up in blue on Thursday evening as part of the #lightitblue salute to NHS workers.

There was also a national round of applause as a gesture of thanks to health staff battling the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Tyne Bridge in Newcastle (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Wembley Arch in London (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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The SSE Hydro in Glasgow (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Blackpool Tower
Blackpool Tower (Martin Rickett/PA)

Liverpool Town Hall
Liverpool Town Hall (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Lincoln Cathedral (Tim Goode/PA)

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak joined in the national applause outside Downing Street (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Nick and Karen Giddens and their dog Macy in Leicester join in a national applause for the NHS (Joe Giddens/PA)

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People in Stratford, London (David Davies/PA)

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People in flats in Dover (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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NHS staff respond as people in Blackpool join in (Martin Rickett/PA)

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People in flats wave the Scottish flag in Glasgow (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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People pause in the street in Wapping Wharf, Bristol (Ben Birchall/PA)

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