In pictures: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II opens new Queensferry crossing

The new crossing, which is the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world, and unlike the existing bridge, is expected to remain open in all weathers.
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Queen Elizabeth II officially opens the Queensferry Crossing as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon look on during the official opening ceremony of the Queensferry Crossing, on September 4, 2017 in South Queensferry, Scotland. Scotland's newest road bridge which began construction in 2011, crosses the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh. The crossing is the world's longest three tower cable stayed bridge.
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Queen Elizabeth II attends the official opening ceremony of the Queensferry Crossing, on September 4, 2017 in South Queensferry, Scotland. Scotland's newest road bridge which began construction in 2011, crosses the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh. The crossing is the world's longest three tower cable stayed bridge.
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Queen Elizabeth II arrives along the Queensferry Crossing during the official opening of the new bridge across the Firth of Forth on September 4, 2017 in South Queensferry, Scotland. Scotland's newest road bridge which began construction in 2011, crosses the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh. The crossing is the world's longest three tower cable stayed bridge.
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Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on the Queensferry Crossing during the official opening of the new bridge across the Firth of Forth on September 4, 2017 in South Queensferry, Scotland. Scotland's newest road bridge which began construction in 2011, crosses the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh. The crossing is the world's longest three tower cable stayed bridge.
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) meets construction workers during the official opening ceremony for the Queensferry Crossing, a new road bridge spanning the Firth of Forth from Queensferry to North Queensferry, in Queensferry, west of Edinburgh, on September 4, 2017. The new crossing, which is the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world, and unlike the existing bridge, is expected to remain open in all weathers.
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Crowds await the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II, at the Queensferry Crossing ahead of the official opening of the new bridge across the Firth of Forth on September 4, 2017 in South Queensferry, Scotland. Scotland's newest road bridge which began construction in 2011, crosses the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh. The crossing is the world's longest three tower cable stayed bridge.
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The Red Arrows perform a flypast over the Queensferry Crossing during the official opening of the new bridge across the Firth of Forth on September 4, 2017 in South Queensferry, Scotland. Scotland's newest road bridge which began construction in 2011, crosses the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh. The crossing is the world's longest three tower cable stayed bridge.
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Members of 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (2 SCOTS) march along the Queensferry Crossing during the official opening ceremony on September 4, 2017 in South Queensferry, Scotland. Scotland's newest road bridge which began construction in 2011, crosses the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh. The crossing is the world's longest three tower cable stayed bridge.
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Members of 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (2 SCOTS) march along the Queensferry Crossing during the official opening ceremony on September 4, 2017 in South Queensferry, Scotland. Scotland's newest road bridge which began construction in 2011, crosses the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh. The crossing is the world's longest three tower cable stayed bridge.
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LCpl Cruachan IV, the mascot of the 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland is paraded on the Queensferry Crossing before the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II, on September 4, 2017 in South Queensferry, Scotland. Scotland's newest road bridge which began construction in 2011, crosses the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh. The crossing is the world's longest three tower cable stayed bridge.
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