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Brits celebrate Queen's Diamond Jubilee with street parties

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Michael Kelion hands out burgers at the Granard Ave. street party as the feasting is in full swing. Around 200 people sat down to share in a Jubilee lunch.

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Georgina Spry

Georgina Spry, 35, had been up since early Saturday morning, decorating her house on Worfield Street. Cardboard cutouts of the Royal family had been put in the bedroom windows. "The Queen's wearing my wedding dress. It looks good on her," she said. "I love this - especially getting so much done before the baby wakes up."

The Worfield Street jubilee party was sponsored by an English sparkling wine company - with catering provided by a local chef. "As I don't have to worry about cooking", she told me, "I can concentrate on getting the house fit for a queen."

Queen off to the races as celebration begins.

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Residents of Battersea in south London decorate their homes with bunting, flags and cardboard cutouts of British royals as they hold a street party on June 2.

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People pose with a cutout of Britain's Queen Elizabeth during a street party to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee at Primrose Hill in London June 2.

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Her Majesty as she's rarely seen, in jelly.

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Two women pet dogs wearing crowns as residents of a street in Battersea hold a Jubilee street party in London, June 2.