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GREATER Manch­ester rang in 2020 in its usual inim­itable style.

Thou­sands packed city cen­tre bars and clubs to wel­come the start of 2020.

The big of­fi­cial gath­er­ing this year was out­side the cathe­dral on Vic­to­ria Street.

The free event fea­tured mu­sic and a gi­ant screen to help with the count­down to mid­night.

But the en­ter­tain­ment was an al­co­hol-free af­fair with vis­i­tors’ bags checked by se­cu­rity guards as they en­tered the fire­works dis­play zone.

A DJ from Hits Ra­dio took the party-go­ers back through the last ten years of mu­sic.

A spe­cial Metrolink ser­vice saw the last tram run­ning at 2am to help get rev­ellers home.

And a se­ries of spe­cial bus ser­vices ran un­til 4am.

Main pic­ture: Crowds gath­ered to watch the city cen­tre fire­works dis­play. Pic­tures An­drew Stu­art

A warm wel­come for 2020

All ears as 2019 bows out

Smiles of fun at the cathe­dral

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