Thursday, June 28, 2012
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) shakes hands with Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (L) at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on June 27, 2012. Queen Elizabeth II shook hands with former IRA commander Martin McGuinness on Wednesday in a landmark moment in the Northern Ireland peace process, Buckingham Palace said. The initial handshake between the queen and McGuinness, who is now deputy first minister of the British province, took place away from the media spotlight behind closed doors in Belfast's Lyric theatre.
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