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Lara Croft Way is Now a Real Street in England

It all started last year, when the UK city of Derby took a vote on what to name one of its new streets.

More than 27,000 people took part in the vote to name the new £36.2m Derby road. Lara Croft Way captured 89 percent of the votes, which was up against names after footballer Steve Bloomer, the astronomer John Flamsteed and the engineer George Sorocold.

The connection between Derby and Lara Croft lies in now defunct game development studio Core Design, which created the Tomb Raider series.

"The vote really captured the imagination of people from across the world and, despite my lack of gaming knowledge, I accept that a majority of 89% for Lara Croft is too overwhelming to ignore," said Councillor Lucy Care, cabinet member for planning and transportation. "She was created in Derby and deserves to stand alongside some of the more traditional icons of the city."

Now the road is officially open, and there was a Lara Croft/Angelina Jolie lookalike on hand to pose for some photos.

Check out the BBC for the full gallery.