Seventy years after the firebombing of Dresden in World War Two, a 360-degree panorama showing the destroyed city has been unveiled in the city.

A 360-degree panorama display depicting the city of Dresden in the aftermath of the Allied firebombing
A 360-degree panorama display depicting the city of Dresden in the aftermath of the Allied firebombingMatthias Rietschel/Getty Images
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The destroyed Church of Our LadyMatthias Rietschel/Getty Images
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Between 13 to 15 February 1945, only months before the end of the war, British and US bombers obliterated more than 90 per cent of the historic city centre, killing an estimated 25,000 people.

More than 3,900 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices wiped out important Baroque landmarks in a city sometimes called "the Florence on the Elbe".

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View taken from Dresden's town hall of the destroyed Old Town after the Allied bombings on 13/14 February 1945Walter Hahn/AFP
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The ruins of Dresden's Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) and the destroyed Martin Luther MemorialAFP
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An image taken in February 1945 shows a huge pile of bodies waiting to be cremated in DresdenGerman Federal Archive
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13 February 1946: Women workers remove debris from the shell of the Hof Kirche, the Catholic cathedral in DresdenFred Ramage/Keystone/Getty Images
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13 March 1946: People are pictured getting on trams in the midst of the ruins on JohannstrasseFred Ramage/Keystone Features/Getty Images

Artist Yadegar Asisi has created a circular image 100 metres wide and 30 metres high showing Dresden after the devastating Allied air raids.

The panorama, Dresden:1945, opens on 24 January 2015 in the disused Panometer gasometer in Dresden.

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Yadegar Asisi stands in front of his giant, 360-degree panorama of Dresden after the Allied firebombingMatthias Rietschel/Getty Images