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Laser show opens the Shard

Europe's tallest building, the Shard, is officially opened with a spectacular laser show high above central London.

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Disappointment over Shard light show

The response to Thursday night's laser light show to launch Europe's tallest building, the Shard, has been less than enthusiastic from some of those watching the display.

Londoners were promised a wonderful spectacle that would be visible across the capital.

That was bitterly disappointing. We were expecting a light show and saw fairy lights twinkling in the distance - nothing out of the ordinary.

With such hype, we were so underwhelmed. We couldn't see a thing, the only difference was some flashing lights on St Paul's.

Okay, so still waiting for the Shard to start its laser show. Oh. You mean that was it? Money well spent, Boris.

If the opening of the Shard is some sort of prelude to the opening of the Olympics, may I suggest this: lower your expectations.

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