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In pictures: Queen in Washington

The Queen in Washington

During the final leg of a six-day state visit to the United States, Queen Elizabeth II was greeted by guests at a garden party at the British Embassy in Washington.

Mickey Rooney kisses the Queen's hand

Among the many guests to meet the monarch was screen legend Mickey Rooney.

President Bush and the Queen greeted by crowds

Others lined Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House to Blair House to catch a glimpse of US President George W Bush and the Queen.

Prince Philip

Prince Philip accompanied the Queen during the state visit, the first since 1991 when George Bush Snr was the American president.

President Bush and the Queen outside the White House

After fluffing his lines in a speech at a welcoming ceremony, the president joked that the Queen had given him "a look that only a mother could give a child".

A member of the Presidential Salute Battery reloads a gun

Ahead of a state banquet at the White House, the Queen was honoured with a 21-gun salute.

The Queen and Prince Phillip with President Bush and first lady Laura Bush

Guests at the dinner held in honour of the Queen and Prince Philip included Vice-President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Henry Kissinger.

Place settings for the State dinner for the Queen

They were served pea soup, Dover sole and a saddle of spring lamb followed by farmhouse cheeses.

President Bush, the Queen and Prince Philip

It was the first banquet in Mr Bush's six-year presidency to demand a white tie dress code. The Queen wore a white Stewart Parvin fitted bodice, chiffon skirt and tiara.

President Bush toasts the Queen

She toasted the UK's friendship with the United States, defending the special relationship that was "always to be reckoned with" in the defence of freedom.

The Queen and President Bush

Mr Bush then spoke of co-operation between the countries, saying friendships remain strong when they are continually renewed.

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