Lord Mayor's Show 2015 in pictures: City of London procession marks Jeffrey Mountevans taking over from Alan Yarrow

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Jeffrey Mountevans will be the City's Mayor for the next 12 months
Jeffrey Mountevans will be the City's Mayor for the next 12 months (Source: Getty)

Today, Jeffrey Mountevans became the new Lord Mayor of London, taking over from Alan Yarrow.

To mark the occasion, the annual Lord Mayor's Show took place in the City of London, with a procession travelling the three miles from Mansion House to the Royal Courts of Justice, passing St Paul's Cathedral along the way.

A flying pig, motorcycle stunt team, 200 horses, two reindeer and 24 marching bands all made an appearance.

The event took place despite the series of attacks that took place in France last night, which left at least 127 dead and hundreds more in a critical condition.

However, as a show of solidarity with Paris, flags were raised at half mast and a fireworks display was cancelled. The new Mayor also held a two-minute silence, and 4.30pm onwards Tower Bridge will be lit up with the colours of the French flag.

A spokesperson for the City of London Corporation said earlier today: “With the people of Paris in our thoughts, Union flags will be flying half-mast at Guildhall, The Mansion House and the Old Bailey.”

Here's how the event panned out, in pictures:

Jeffrey Mountevans celebrates with former Mayor Alan Yarrow (Source: Greg Sigston/City A.M.)

The Royal Signal's White Helmets create a pyramid (Source: Greg Sigston/City A.M.)

The Worshipful Company of Butchers makes an appearance (Source: Greg Sigston/City A.M.)

As does the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's Shannon (Source: Greg Sigston/City A.M.)

City A.M.'s own flotilla travels through the heart of the City (Source: Greg Sigston/City A.M.)

These characters are part of the "Recycling in the City" group (Source: Greg Sigston/City A.M.)

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