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Watch: EU officials remove British flag in Brussels
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After 47 years of membership and months of seemingly endless Brexit negotiations, it all finished rather swiftly.

In a highly symbolic moment, two officials strode across the European Council building in Brussels to remove the British flag.

It had sat alongside the 27 other EU members in a neat line, but in seconds had been removed and neatly folded away.

It came just hours ahead of the moment the UK officially leaves the European Union: 23h GMT or midnight CET.