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Queen's Diamond Jubilee lights up London

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The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team fly in formation over Buckingham Palace as The Royal family stand on the balcony on June 5, in London, England. For only the second time in its history the UK celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne. Thousands of wellwishers from around the world have flocked to London to witness the spectacle of the weekend's celebrations.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth smiles as she leaves St Paul's Cathedral with its Dean, David Ison and the Canon Pastor, Michael Colclough (right) following a thanksgiving service to mark her Diamond Jubilee in central London on June 5.

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Metropolitan police officers encourage Royal supporters to cheer before Britain's Queen Elizabeth II Carriage Procession from Westminster Hall to Buckingham Palace in London, Britain, on June 5. The British Royal Family's procession followed a national service of thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral, a reception at Guildhall and a lunch at Westminster Hall. This is the final day of the Diamond Jubilee weekend celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne.

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The crowd wait to see the Queen after the Carriage Procession from Westminster Hall to Buckingham Palace in London, Britain, on June 5.

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A man holding a girl waving a Union flag stands among other spectators near Parliament Square for a glimpse of Queen Elizabeth, in London on June 5.

NBC News and msnbc.com staff -- Crowds chanting "God save the queen" and a fanfare of trumpets welcomed the British monarch on Tuesday as she arrived at a church service on the fourth day of celebrations marking her 60 years on the throne.

But even though she was surrounded by family and greeted by thousands of her subjects, without her husband Prince Philip at her side Queen Elizabeth II cut a lonely figure on the last day of her jubilee celebrations.

Read the full story: Queen cuts a lonely figure at church service.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles are seen in the State Landau carriage when they pass The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben during the Carriage Procession from Westminster Hall to Buckingham Palace in London, Britain, on June 5.

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Guards arrive at Buckingham Palace ahead of a horse-drawn carriage procession carrying Queen Elizabeth and the royal family in London on June 5. Cheering crowds thronged the streets of London on Tuesday for the grand finale to four days of festivities marking Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee attended by millions across Britain.

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Price Harry wave to the crowds from Buckingham Palace during the Diamond Jubilee carriage procession after the service of thanksgiving at St.Paul's Cathedral on the Mall on June 5, in London, England.

 

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The crowd is escorted down The Mall during the Diamond Jubilee carriage procession after the service of thanksgiving at St.Paul's Cathedral on the Mall on June 5, in London, England.

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Her Royal Highness celebrates 60 years on the throne.