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Changing of the Guard: British PM David Cameron Steps Down

David Cameron became the first political casualty of the Brexit referendum when he announced his intention to quit hours after the result.


London commuters take copies of the Evening Standard Newspaper showing Britain's outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron leaving 10 Downing Street on July 13. Cameron's departure makes way for the new leader of the Conservative Party, Theresa May. She is now Britain's second ever female prime minister, taking the lead just weeks after the seismic Brexit referendum to leave the European Union sent shockwaves round the world. 

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David Cameron receives a standing ovation from members of parliament at the end of his last Prime Minister's Questions at the House of Commons.

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Image: Onlookers wait outside Buckingham Palace for the arrival of outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron and incoming prime minister Theresa May, in central London

Members of the public wait outside Buckingham Palace for the arrival of David Cameron and Prime Minister Theresa May.

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David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street before going to Buckingham Palace to tender his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II. 

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Cameron’s daughter, Florence Rose Endellion, hangs onto her mother Samantha as he speaks.

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Image: Britain's outgoing Prime Minister, David Cameron, hugs his wife Samantha, daughters Nancy and Florence and son Arthur, in front of number 10 Downing Street, in central London

Cameron hugs his wife, Samantha, daughters, Nancy and Florence, and son, Arthur, in front of 10 Downing Street.

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 David Cameron waves as he enters the car with his wife and kids.

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Image: Theresa May, Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Theresa May at the start of an audience in Buckingham Palace where she invited the former home secretary to become prime minister and form a new government. 

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Image: Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, speaks to the media outside number 10 Downing Street, in central London

Britain's new prime minister, Theresa May, speaks to the media as her husband Philip looks on.

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Image: Theresa May to become Britain's Prime Minister

Theresa May and her husband Philip wave to the media upon their arrival at No. 10 Downing Street. May will begin building a new cabinet and faces the task of leading the country out of the EU.

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