London landmark lights up for World Cup

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London Eye lights up in the colours of Rugby World Cup finalists Australia and New Zealand.

London landmark lights up for World Cup

SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (OCTOBER 27, 2015)(REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)

1. LONDON’S PALACE OF WESTMINSTER, WHERE THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT SIT, AND THE CLOCK-TOWER HOUSING THE BIG BEN BELL/TWO LONDON DOUBLE-DECKER BUSES DRIVING PAST

2. LONDON EYE WHEEL LIT UP WITH THE COLOURS OF THE TWO RUGBY WORLD CUP FINALISTS – AUSTRALIA (GREEN AND GOLD), AND NEW ZEALAND (BLACK AND WHITE)

3. WHEEL TURNING, WITH PASSENGER VIEWING CAPSULES SEEN

4. CAPSULES SEEN, LIT UP IN BLACK AND WHITE

5. WIDE VIEW OF WHEEL, CAPSULES AT THE TOP OF THE WHEEL

6. ANOTHER VIEW OF THE WHEEL WITH LIGHTS REFLECTED IN THE THAMES RIVER

STORY: The London Eye, a giant wheel which turns to allow spectators to view the capital from on high, is currently lit up in the colours of the Rugby World Cup finalists.

Australia’s Wallabies and New Zealand’s All Blacks will contest the final at Twickenham on Saturday (October 31), having fought through the tournament without losing a game.

The Eye’s 32 viewing capsules are lit up in either green and gold for Australia, or white and black for New Zealand.

Earlier, 20 of the capsules were decorated with a special wrap depicting the logo of the participating nations in the tournament.

The Eye is located by the side of the Thames river in the centre of London, opposite the Houses of Parliament.

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