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In pictures: The Shard Christmas lights make London’s skyline look all kinds of magical

Alexandra Sims

The Shard’s Christmas light display is back and throwing all sorts of weird and wonderful shapes into the night sky right now. Throughout December the top 20 storeys of the building are spilling out colourful patterns and sparkles into London’s skyline from dusk until dawn. 

Here are some of the best pictures of Western Europe’s highest art show. 

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The lights illuminate the night with five different colours each day. 

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They project a whole kaleidoscope of effects, including gradients, patterns and sparkles. 

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Catch them at midnight when they reach their sparkling crescendo. 

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They even look beautiful in the fog... 

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...and next to London’s old buildings.

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See more incredible Christmas light displays in London. 

Got that festive feeling? Read our guide to Christmas in London.

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