In pictures: Storm Doris hits the UK

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image captionStorm Doris has seen winds of 94mph recorded in some parts of the UK. Severe weather warnings were issued for northern England, East Anglia, north Wales and the Midlands. On the south coast waves crashed over Newhaven Lighthouse.
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image captionWaves were also being whipped up on Blackpool's seafront. Meanwhile, the roof of a supermarket under construction in the town blew off in the stormy conditions.
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image captionA plane lands at Leeds Bradford Airport in heavy wind. Nearly 80 flights were cancelled at Heathrow Airport, while services into George Best City Airport in Belfast were also affected.
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image captionRail passengers faced major disruption as Storm Doris passed over the UK. These wind-swept travellers had to queue outside Peterborough Station.
image captionTrees were brought down in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham.
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image captionA tree was also brought down in Aigburth, Liverpool. The storm forced the closure of the city's port.
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image captionPolice in Lincolnshire tweeted a photograph of the A52 between Leverton and Old Leake blocked by a fallen tree and a truck stuck in the mud.
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image captionMore than 300 miles away, firefighters in Torpoint, on the south coast of Cornwall, freed a man who was trapped in his van after a tree fell on the A374.
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image captionTraffic built up on the M80 near Falkirk during early morning snowfall. The road was among the worst-affected route. In the Borders, all school transport was cancelled because of a Met Office amber "be prepared" snow warning.
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image captionThe snowy conditions proved treacherous for these motorists in Balfron, Stirling.
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image captionThousands of properties were left without power in Wales. The day's highest wind speed was a 94mph gust - recorded in Capel Curig. At Church Rock, on Broad Haven Beach in Pembrokeshire, the waves being blown back from the sea brought a dramatic photo opportunity.
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image captionStorm Doris was described as a "weather bomb" by the Met Office after the system underwent "explosive cyclogenesis" over a 24-hour period as it approached the UK from the Atlantic. Oystercatchers flying over rough seas were photographed at Alonby on the Cumbria West coast.
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image captionAs storm clouds gathered over Nottingham in the morning, a rainbow appeared over Old Market Square.
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image captionCommuters in the City faced a blustery walk in to work.

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