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In pictures: Slavery remembered

The Queen and the Rev John Hall

The Queen was greeted by the Rev John Hall outside London's Westminster Abbey before Tuesday's service marking the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade.

Demonstrators outside Westminster Abbey

Demonstrators protested against the service and called for reparations to be paid to slavery's victims

The Queen at Wilberforce's statue

The Queen laid a wreath at the monument to William Wilberforce in the Abbey

Protester Toyin Agbetu

Protester Toyin Agbetu, 39, halted proceedings by shouting: "You should be ashamed. This is an insult to us."

Protester Toyin Agbetu

Mr Agbetu walked from the congregation in the south transept to a space close to where the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were seated.

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The prime minister and his deputy John Prescott with their wives and Owen Arthur, the PM of Barbados

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