After disembarking from a ferry, lorries undergo checks at the port of Dover on the south-east coast of England, just after 2300 GMT, as Britain officially leaves the EU (European Union) trading block, late on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2020. – The UK’s tortuous departure from the European Union takes full effect when Big Ben strikes 11:00 pm (2300 GMT) in central London, just as most of the European mainland ushers in 2021 at midnight. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP)