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Denmark's Queen Margrethe II bows out, new King Frederik X is proclaimed

Denmark's King Frederik X has been proclaimed as the new head of Europe's oldest monarchy during a day of pomp in Copenhagen.

The former crown prince, 55, has officially taken over from his mother Queen Margrethe II, after she stunned the nation on New Year's Eve when she announced her decision to abdicate after 52 years on the throne.

Here are some of the most eye-catching images of the day.