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Stunning lightning strikes near the London Eye

The lightning struck early this morning as the London Eye was coloured red, white and blue to mark the royal baby's birth. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Lightning strikes illuminated the sky near the London Eye during the early hours of this morning.

Lightning strikes behind the London Eye in central London. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

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Cleaning the London Eye

A team of cleaners, complete with abseiling equipment, climbed up the London Eye during the night to start giving it a clean. The project will take three weeks and is being done by the cleaning firm Karcher.

The team will clean two or three capsules each night, removing the thirteen years of grime that has built up since the Eye started operating. However during the day, the Eye will operate as normal.