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Photos show the aftermath of Queen Elizabeth's funeral as the UK returns to a new normal

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Photos show the aftermath of Queen Elizabeth's funeral as the UK returns to a new normal
  • Huge crowds gathered in London and across the UK for Queen Elizabeth's state funeral on Monday.
  • The day after the funeral, the UK is slowly returning to a new normal.
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One million people gathered in London for Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral and ceremonial procession on Monday.

One million people gathered in London for Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral and ceremonial procession on Monday.
Crowds watch as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II passes by in the ceremonial procession following her state funeral.David Davies - WPA Pool/Getty Images

The Queen's funeral was held at Westminster Abbey. The coffin was then transported in a ceremonial procession to St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, where she was laid to rest.

The day after the Queen's funeral, cleanup efforts began on the quiet, empty streets.

The day after the Queen's funeral, cleanup efforts began on the quiet, empty streets.
The Mall after Queen Elizabeth's funeral.Rob Pinney/Getty Images

A forklift truck cleared away fencing from The Mall, where the ceremonial procession had passed.

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Bag scanners and security equipment set up outside Parliament were loaded back onto trucks and cleared away.

Bag scanners and security equipment set up outside Parliament were loaded back onto trucks and cleared away.
Security equipment is loaded onto a truck outside Parliament after Queen Elizabeth's funeral.Rob Pinney/Getty Images

People who waited in the miles-long line to see the Queen lying in state went through airport-like security.

In Parliament Square, cleaners swept the streets.

In Parliament Square, cleaners swept the streets.
Cleaners sweep the streets in Parliament Square after Queen Elizabeth's funeral.Tom Nicholson/Reuters

Members of the public camped out in Parliament Square the night before the funeral to secure a spot with good visibility of the proceedings, SW Londoner reported.

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Workers removed road closure signs as streets reopened to traffic.

Workers removed road closure signs as streets reopened to traffic.
A man moves a road sign in London following the funeral of Queen Elizabeth.Tom Nicholson/Reuters

Roads throughout London were closed for the funeral procession.

Workers also reinstalled traffic lights that had been removed for the funeral and procession.

Workers also reinstalled traffic lights that had been removed for the funeral and procession.
Workers reinstall traffic lights outside Buckingham Palace after Queen Elizabeth's funeral.ALAIN JOCARD/AFP via Getty Images

Sky News reported that the traffic lights were removed so that they wouldn't block cameras filming the Queen's journey to her final resting place.

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On Windsor's historic High Street, located near the end of the procession, garbage collectors helped remove bags of trash.

On Windsor's historic High Street, located near the end of the procession, garbage collectors helped remove bags of trash.
Cleanup in Windsor, Berkshire, following the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth.Phil Barnett/PA Images via Getty Images

The Queen was buried next to Prince Philip in the Royal Vault beneath St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Also buried there are King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, and Princess Margaret, the Queen's only sibling.

Mourners in other parts of the UK, such as Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland, also left tributes that required cleanup.

Mourners in other parts of the UK, such as Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland, also left tributes that required cleanup.
Workers collect flowers laid by members of the public in tribute to Queen Elizabeth at Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland.Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images

The Hillsborough Gardening Team and other volunteers collected piles of flowers left by members of the public to be replanted or composted.

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