The Archbishop of Canterbury has urged people not to let the Ebola crisis or war in areas such as South Sudan "slip from our minds" in his New Year message.
The Most Rev Justin Welby, who was diagnosed with pneumonia after being forced to pull out of his Christmas Day sermon at Canterbury Cathedral, issued the message from the National Memorial Arboretum.
He praised the "extraordinary dedication" of the British military in Sierra Leone, one of the three west African countries worst affected by the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
He also spoke of his "unspeakable gratitude" to servicemen and women following the end of the war in Afghanistan.
People from all over the world line the streets to see the annual New Year's Day parade in London which this year was celebrating transport.
Hundreds of swimmers took part in New Year's Day dips in various chilly locations across the country.
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