/In pictures: VE Day celebrations across the UK

In pictures: VE Day celebrations across the UK

People across the UK have marked the 75th anniversary of VE Day amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Millions of people throughout the country fell silent at 11:00 BST on Friday to remember those who served in World War Two.

Friday marks 75 years since the formal acceptance by Britain and its allies of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender.

The Royal Air Force Red Arrows pass over the London Eye on the bank of the River Thames during a flypast in central London on 08 May 2020Image copyright
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The RAF staged flypasts across the country, with the Red Arrows soaring through the sky above Buckingham Palace and the London Eye, and Typhoon fighter jets flying over Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast

The Red Arrows fly over St James' Park in central LondonImage copyright
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The Red Arrows were also seen flying over St James’s Park in central London

The Royal Air Force Red Arrows fly over NorthamptonImage copyright
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Red Arrows flying over Northampton. Events are taking place across the country, but public gatherings have been cancelled because of the pandemic

Boris Johnson outside No 10Image copyright
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Buildings around the country, including No 10, have been decorated in bunting to mark the occasion

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall observe a minute's silence to mark VE Day on 08 May 2020

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall led a two-minute silence at a memorial near their Balmoral estate in Scotland

Max Panton, seven, and his five-year-old brother Theo joined the silence wearing their replica RAF Red Arrows uniformsImage copyright
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Max Panton, seven, and his five-year-old brother Theo joined the silence wearing their replica RAF Red Arrows uniforms

Members of the armed forces are seen saluting during a service at the Cenotaph on WhitehallImage copyright
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Members of the armed forces took part in a service at the Cenotaph on Whitehall in central London

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