The Shard opening: In pictures

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The Shard is officially unveiled with a spectacular laser show Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
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The Shard is Europe's tallest building Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
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St Paul's Cathedral is dwarfed by comparison to The Shard Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
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Work on the inside of The Shard is expected to continue into 2013 Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
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Spectators watch the laser show from Parliament Hill Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

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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.