In pictures: England celebrates as hugs, indoor pints, overnight stays and international travel return

It's a day we've been waiting for as people in England can once again enjoy some basic freedoms denied by the coronavirus pandemic.

Hugs, indoor pints, overnight stays and international travel are all allowed again as some COVID restrictions were eased at part of the next stage of the government's roadmap out of lockdown came into effect today.

Here's how some people have been taking advantage.

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