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

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Image shows Sydney Opera House with image of QueenImage source, BIANCA DE MARCHI/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock

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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.

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In New York City’s Times Square a billboard pays tribute to the Queen

Flags have been lowered to half-mast at various locations, including the White House and US Capitol in Washington DC.

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US President Joe Biden ordered the White House to lower the US flag to half mast in memory of Queen Elizabeth II

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

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The lights illuminating the Eiffel tower were turned off in memory of Queen Elizabeth in Paris, France

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A couple in the Philippines pay their respects at a memorial that appeared at the British embassy in Manilla

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”.

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On the outskirts of Amritsar, in India, a paper artist holds up a model of London’s Tower Bridge adorned with a special tribute

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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said Australia has lost a “a wise and encouraging guide” and hailed her “historic reign and a long life devoted to duty, family, faith and service”

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In Nigeria, newspapers marked the Queen’s death was marked with front page tributes

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

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Well-wishers left flowers and messages of condolence outside the British embassy in the Polish capital Warsaw

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An entry handwritten by South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol in a book of condolence at the British embassy in Seoul

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In Tokyo a man paid his respects before a tribute to the Queen that appeared outside the British embassy

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