Elated Sydneysiders celebrated the end of almost four months of coronavirus lockdown on Monday, putting behind them a period of "blood, sweat and no beers" in Australia's largest city.
Sydney's more than five million residents were subjected to a 106-day lockdown, designed to limit the march of the highly transmissible Delta variant.
From midnight pubs, restaurants and cafes began throwing open their doors to anyone who could prove they were vaccinated.
For many, the end of lockdown was a chance to get into the shops.
At midnight, hundreds of people poured into a discount Kmart store in the western Sydney suburb of Mount Druitt, with social media images showing long queues inside.
Read the latest on Australia's travel rules here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/advice/travel-australia-covid-advice-restrictions-when-border-reopen/
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