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Pomp and Pageantry as Queen Elizabeth Opens U.K. Parliament

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth delivers her speech in the House of Lords chamber in London during the state opening of parliament on June 4, 2014. Reuters

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth traveled by horse-drawn carriage to the Palace of Westminster in London on Wednesday for the state opening of parliament. The Queen delivered a speech setting out the government's agenda for the forthcoming year.

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Queen Elizabeth sits alongside Prince Philip as she delivers her speech during the state opening of parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London on June 4, 2014.SUZANNE PLUNKETT / Reuters

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