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Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee

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For the past four days, across Britain and the Commonwealth of Nations, celebrations have been commemorating the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II. Events have included parties large and small, horse races, parades, a river pageant, and a huge music concert in front of Buckingham Palace. Collected here are images of the many Diamond Jubilee celebrations. [39 photos]

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A rainbow forms over the city as a crowd gathers to attend Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Concert in front of Buckingham Palace in London, on June 4, 2012. (Reuters/David Bebber)
A rainbow forms over the city as a crowd gathers to attend Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Concert in front of Buckingham Palace in London, on June 4, 2012. (Reuters/David Bebber)
Royal supporters prepare for the Queen's jubilee concert on the Mall outside Buckingham Palace in London, on June 4, 2012. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images) #
Workers secure a giant canvas along the River Thames of a photograph showing Britain's Royal Family during the 1977 Silver Jubilee, in London, on May 25, 2012. (Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett) #
Residents sit on a long table as they take part in a street party organized by residents of Battersea in south London, on June 2, 2012, as Britain celebrates Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. (Andrew Cowie/AFP/Getty Images) #
A young girl scoots past graffiti sprayed on a derelict house in North Belfast, on June 4, 2012. (Reuters/Cathal McNaughton) #
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, center, and Prince Philip, second from left, view the horses from the parade ring before the Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup race at Epsom Derby, Epsom, England, on June 2, 2012 -- the first official day of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. (AP Photo/Ben Stansall) #
British singer Katherine Jenkins attends Derby Day, the second day of the Epsom Derby horse racing festival, at Epsom, England, on June 2, 2012. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/GettyImages) #
Tom Queally (center) riding Wrotham Heath on his way to winning The Diamond Jubilee Stakes during the Investec Derby, at Epsom Racecourse, on June 2, 2012 in Epsom, England. (Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) #
A mother and daughter wear masks depicting Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as they walk to the Goldsmith Avenue Street Party during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Ealing, west London, on June 4, 2012. (Reuters/Luke MacGregor) #
A spectator waits for the arrival of Britain's Queen Elizabeth for a Diamond Jubilee service at St Paul's Cathedral in central London, on June 5, 2012. (Reuters/Andrew Winning) #
Detail on the front of the Spirit of Chartwell, during the Queens Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames in London, on June 3, 2012. (Reuters/Eddie Keogh) #
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, on June 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Eddie Mulholland) #
Small boats participate in the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant on June 3, 2012 in London, England. The Queen along with all members of the royal family participated in the River Pageant with a flotilla of 1,000 boats accompanying them down The Thames. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images) #
Spectators wait for the pageant along the River Thames in central London, on June 3, 2012. (Reuters/Andrew Winning) #
Boats take part in Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee pageant on the River Thames in London, on June 3, 2012. Britain's Queen Elizabeth joined a spectacular armada of 1,000 vessels on Sunday for the most dazzling display of British pageantry seen on London's River Thames for 350 years, watched by cheering crowds celebrating her 60th year on the throne. (Reuters/Toby Melville) #
Revelers line the route of the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant along the River Thames, on June 3, 2012. (Reuters/Dan Kitwood) #
An aerial view from the London Eye, overlooking spectators crowding Westminster Bridge watching vessels of all shapes and sizes sailing down the River Thames during the Diamond Jubilee river Pageant, on June 3, 2012. (Andrew Cowie/AFP/Getty Images) #
The Gloriana leads the manpowered craft towards Westminster Bridge during Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames, on June 3, 2012. (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth) #
Fireworks are fired from Tower Bridge marking the end of the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant, on June 3, 2012. (Peter MacDiarmid/AFP/Getty Images) #
A group poses for a family photograph during a street party to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Britain's Queen Elizabeth in Clapham, South London, on June 4, 2012. (Reuters/Andrew Winning) #
A small girl wears Union Jack boots and a skirt in Britain's colors, during a street party to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in Edinburgh, on June 3, 2012. (Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images) #
The crowd perform a Mexican wave outside Buckingham Palace at the Diamond Jubilee concert in London, on June 4, 2012. Thousands of flag-waving fans gathered to watch British music royalty celebrate Queen Elizabeth II on Monday with a Buckingham Palace concert featuring acts from throughout her 60-year-reign. (AP Photo/Anthony Devlin) #
A woman with the Flag of England (St George's Cross) painted on her face stands in The Mall watching The Diamond Jubilee Concert on June 4, 2012 in London, England. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images) #
Projections illuminate Buckingham Palace during the Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace, on June 4, 2012. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images) #
Fireworks explode over Buckingham Palace during the Diamond Jubilee concert in London, on June 4, 2012. (Reuters/David Moir) #
Spectators watch Elton John on giant screens during the Diamond Jubilee concert, on June 4, 2012. (Reuters/Ki Price) #
Prince Charles kisses the hand of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on stage as British singers Paul McCartney (3rd from right), Elton John (right) and other performers look on after the Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace in London, on June 4, 2012. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images) #
Fireworks illuminate the Queen Victoria monument after the Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace on June 4, 2012. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) #
Queen Elizabeth II meets Will.i.am and other performers backstage at the Diamond Jubilee Concert in London, on June 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson) #
Richard Teall feeds the beacon on top of Ben y Brackie that was lit for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, in Pitlochry, Scotland, on June 4, 2012. A chain of more than 4,200 beacons began to flare across the globe Monday to mark Queen Elizabeth II's diamond jubilee, with the last lit by the monarch at a star-studded concert at Buckingham Palace. (Reuters/Russell Cheyne) #
A ceremonial beacon lit to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Britain's Queen Elizabeth at the Canadian High Commission, in front of the London Eye, on June 4, 2012. (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth) #
Crowds watch as a Jubilee Beacon is lit at the Long Walk in Windsor, southern England, on June 4, 2012. (Reuters/Kieran Doherty) #
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrives for a Service Of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral on June 5, 2012. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images) #
Queen Elizabeth and other members of the Royal family take part in a thanksgiving service to mark the Diamond Jubilee at St Paul's Cathedral in central London, on June 5, 2012. (Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett) #
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II waves as she leaves St Paul's Cathedral after a national service of thanksgiving for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at in London, on June 5, 2012. (Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images) #
Huge crowds cheering with Britain's Union flags crowd the Mall towards Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in London, on June 5, 2012. (John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images) #
Spectators gather at the foot of Buckingham Palace as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Willam, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry emerge on the balcony following the Queen's Diamond Jubilee procession in London, on June 5, 2012. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images) #
The British Royal Air Force Red Arrows fly in formation over Buckingham Palace in London to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee, as the royal family stood on the balcony, on June 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Peter MacDiarmid) #
Britain's Queen Elizabeth waves from the balcony of Buckingham Palace as the royal family watches, during her Diamond Jubilee in central London June 5, 2012. From left: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth, Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry. (Reuters/Toby Melville) #

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