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In pictures: see London's tallest skyscraper's striking Christmas light show

Guy Parsons

The Shard, the tallest skyscraper in western Europe, unveiled its dazzling new light show on Monday.


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Occupying the top 20 floors of the building, the super-bright rays are visible across London.


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Aside from summoning nameless forces from the heavens, it's also part of a fundraising appeal for Cancer Care at Guy’s Hospital.


You can make a donation and enter the Shard's advent competition, with a different prize to win each day, at


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The display continues until New Year's Eve...

© Francesco Camardo

...or until extraterrestrial life finally responds to our primitive communications.

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Blinding stuff. 

© Tedz Duran

Why not visit The View From The Shard this Christmas?


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