Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee

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Hundreds of boats make their way down the River Thames past British Royal Navy cruiser HMS Belfast toward Tower Bridge as they take part in the Thames River Pageant for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London on Sunday. More than 1,000 boats sailed down the Thames on Sunday in a flotilla tribute to Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne that organizers called the biggest gathering on the river for 350 years. Despite cool, drizzly weather, hundreds of thousands of people lined the riverbanks in London, feting the British monarch whose longevity has given her the status of the nation's favorite grandmother. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, leave from Chelsea Harbour in London on a launch on the first part of their journey in the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant. (AP Photo/Eddie Mulholland, Pool)
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall join the Queen, unseen, on board the Spirit of Chartwell for the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames in London. On a luxury barge festooned with flowers, Queen Elizabeth II sailed down the River Thames Sunday amid a motley but majestic flotilla of 1,000 vessels, mustered to mark her 60 years on the British throne. The pageant was a nod to Britain's maritime heritage and one of the biggest events on the river for centuries. (AP Photo/ Stefan Rousseau, Pool)
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People lining the river bank wave British Union flags as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the British royal family embark on the royal barge, the principal vessel at the head of a flotilla of 1,000 vessels on the River Thames, during a river pageant to celebrate the queen's Diamond Jubilee. An armada of vessels, from historic sailboats and barges to kayaks, lifeboats and military launches, took part in Sunday's river pageant to mark the queen's 60 years on the throne. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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Owen Lewis, 7, looks on at Tower Bridge as thousands of people gather along the river Thames in London waiting for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II flotilla of boats to sail past. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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Anti-monarchy protesters gather close to the river Thames in central London, where a 1,000-boat flotilla sailed past. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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People wait on Tower Bridge as thousands gather along the river Thames in London waiting for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II flotilla of boats to sail past. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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Sue Ridley waits on Westminster Bridge for the Royal Barge to pass the House of Commons and the Big Ben clocktower. (AP Photo/Tim Hales)
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Spectators watch the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant near Tower Bridge in London on Sunday . (AP Photo/Dylan Martinez, Pool)
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People gather by the River Thames in central London, to watch a 1,000-boat flotilla part of the four-day Diamond Jubilee celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen Elizabeth's accession to the throne. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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People crowd onto balconies overlooking the river to watch the flotilla sail down the river Thames in London. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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Members of an anti-monarchist group demonstrate near Tower Bridge, in central London, during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Campaign group Republic said supporters from across the country descended on the capital for the "biggest and boldest anti-monarchy protest of modern times." (AP Photo / Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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Man-powered boats row on The River Thames during The Diamond Jubilee River Pageant. (AP Photo/Peter Macdiarmid, Pool)
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth smiles beneath an umbrella during the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant in London. (AP Photo/Dylan Martinez, Pool)
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Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William prepare to board the royal barge to join the Queen for the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames. (AP Photo/John Stillwell, Pool)
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, speak while on the royal barge during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames. (AP Photo/John Stillwell, Pool)
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Britain's Princesses Beatrice (right) and Eugenie wave from a barge in a flotilla of 1,000 vessels, on the River Thames, during a river pageant to celebrate Britain's Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee in London. An armada of vessels, from historic sailboats and barges to kayaks, lifeboats and military launches, took part in Sunday's river pageant to mark the queen's 60 years on the throne. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip watch the proceedings from the royal barge during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames. (AP Photo/John Stillwell, Pool)
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Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, stands next to Prince Harry, Prince William and Queen Elizabeth as they watch the proceedings. (AP Photo/Dylan Martinez, Pool)
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II waves as she travels on a launch boat to be taken to the royal barge, the principal boat of a flotilla of 1,000 vessels on the River Thames. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)

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