London's 11-minute firework show to celebrate the New Year was followed by a four-hour clean-up.
An army of 120 council workers blitzed streets around Big Ben and the London Eye in the early hours. They collected an estimated 85 tonnes of rubbish - enough to fill 15 double-decker buses.
Hundreds of thousands of revellers crowded on to bridges and along the Thames embankments to watch the pyrotechnics.
They left a legacy of glass bottles, drinks cartons, cans, plastic bags and even a chandelier. Scotland Yard reported 100 arrests, many for drunkenness.