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First look inside GCHQ: The home of Britain's spy network

GCHQ has allowed cameras behind-the-scenes for the first time.

The home of Britain's spy network has allowed cameras behind-the-scenes for the first time.

These pictures show the 24-hour Operation Centre inside GCHQ - the unit which monitors events around the world.

They are the team of people that respond first to global events, including last week's terror attacks in France.

The entrance of the GCHQ building, which is located in Cheltenham.
This is the first time a camera has been inside the Government Communications Headquarters.
First look inside GCHQ: The home of Britain's spy network
This is the 24-hour Operation Centre, which monitors events around the world.
The Gruffalo even makes an appearance on one of the desks.
GCHQ was opened by the Queen on March 25, 2004.