In Pictures: The UK turns blue to pay tribute to the NHS


Buildings across the UK were lit up in blue on Thursday evening as part of the #lightitblue salute to NHS workers.

There was also a national round of applause as a gesture of thanks to health staff battling the coronavirus pandemic.

The Tyne Bridge in Newcastle (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Wembley Arch in London (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
The SSE Hydro in Glasgow (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Blackpool Tower (Martin Rickett/PA)
Liverpool Town Hall (Peter Byrne/PA)
Lincoln Cathedral (Tim Goode/PA)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak joined in the national applause outside Downing Street (Aaron Chown/PA)
Nick and Karen Giddens and their dog Macy in Leicester join in a national applause for the NHS (Joe Giddens/PA)
People in Stratford, London (David Davies/PA)
People in flats in Dover (Gareth Fuller/PA)
NHS staff respond as people in Blackpool join in (Martin Rickett/PA)
People in flats wave the Scottish flag in Glasgow (Andrew Milligan/PA)
People pause in the street in Wapping Wharf, Bristol (Ben Birchall/PA)