Images from the opening ceremony to mark the official launch of Europe's tallest building
The Shard has been officially unveiled in central London. Its tapered design and glass panelling have already made the skyscraper one of the capital's most noticeable landmarks. A laser display on Thursday night commemorated the building's inauguration by the prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of Qatar, Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani, and the Duke of York. Click through for more pictures.