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Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 June, 2003, 22:32 GMT 23:32 UK
In pictures: Putin's UK visit
The Queen and Vladimir Putin
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Vladimir Putin was the subject of much pageantry, including a trip in a horse drawn carriage
Putin and guards
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This is the first state visit by a Russian leader to Britain since Tsar Alexander II's in 1874
Putin and Blair
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President Putin is expected to discuss Iraq, the Middle East and energy with UK Prime Minister Tony Blair
The Queen
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The Queen, seen here observing the Russian leader's arrival, has found a spare bedroom for Mr Putin and his wife Lyudmila
Prince Philip and President Putin
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Prince Philip and President Putin took part in a ceremony in honour of the Russian Lifeguards Grenadier Regiment
President Putin and British WWII veterans
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The Russian leader later met British veterans of World War II
Putin lays a wreath
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He also laid a wreath at the Soviet World War II Memorial in Southwark
Prince Philip, Lyudmila and Vladimir Putin and the Queen
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In the evening President Putin was the guest of honour at a banquet, at which the Queen praised UK-Russian relations





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