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In pictures: Sydney darkens opera house as world mourns Queen’s death

by Fahid Safdar
Image shows Sydney Opera House with image of Queen
Image caption,In Australia an image of the Queen is projected onto the sails of a darkened Sydney Opera House in tribute

Condolences have poured in from around the world following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

A portrait of the Queen draped in black ribbon
Image caption,A portrait of the Queen draped with black ribbon sits alongside books of condolences at Queen’s Park Legislative Assembly, Ontario, Canada

Crowds have gathered to mourn and leave flowers in the Queen’s memory.

Image shows mourning man
Image caption,In Moscow a mourner pays tribute before a portrait of the Queen that has been set up at an Anglican church in the Russian capital
Candles burn in memory of the Queen in Prague, Czech Republic
Image caption,Candles burn in memory of the Queen in Prague, Czech Republic
Image shows mourner in Tokyo, Japan
Image caption,In Tokyo, Japan a woman pays her respects before a tribute to the Queen that appeared outside the British embassy
Image shows students painting portriats
Image caption,Art students in Mumbai paint commemorative portraits marking the end of the Queen’s reign
A flagpole with a union flag at half mast
Image caption,The city council in Benidorm, Spain, installed a flagpole with a union flag at half mast

In the 56 nations of the Commonwealth, national leaders broke the news and paid tribute to the Queen. President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana praised her role in overseeing “the dramatic transformation of the Union”.

Locals reading a newspaper with a tribute to the Queen on the front page
Image caption,Newspapers in Nairobi, Kenya, paid tribute to the Queen

The UK’s longest-serving monarch died at Balmoral aged 96, following a 70-year reign.

Image shows mourners on the Nice beachfront
Image caption,Mourners remembered the Queen at a waterfront ceremony in Nice, France on the Promenade des Anglais
Image shows man holding up paper tribute to the Queen
Image caption,On the outskirts of Amritsar, in India, a paper artist holds up a model of London’s Tower Bridge adorned with a special tribute
Image shows standing European ministers
Image caption,European energy and climate ministers observe a minute of silence in the Queen’s memory before meeting in Brussels, Belgium

Books of condolence have been open around the world for dignitaries and members of the public to sign.

Image shows grievance book
Image caption,An entry handwritten by South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol in a book of condolence at the British embassy in Seoul
Image shows cupcakes
Image caption,A baker prepares commemorative cupcakes in Cape Town, South Africa
A sand sculpture of the Queen
Image caption,A sculpture created by Sudarshan Pattnaik at the Bay of Bengal Sea’s Puri beach, India
A doll of the queen and matchboxes carrying her picture
Image caption,Items left by the public outside the British embassy in Berlin, Germany

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