Parliament Square celebrates Brexit

The UK officially left the European Union on Friday night marking it with Parliament Square celebrations in London.

The UK joined the European Economic Community in 1973 and after 47 years it is the first member state to withdraw from the EU. The 11-month transition period began on Friday.

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