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Wednesday, 13 February, 2002, 17:22 GMT
In pictures: Rudolph Giuliani KBE
Former Mayor of New York, Rudolph Giuliani, is in London to receive an honorary knighthood from the Queen and to meet politicians.

Mr Giuliani was on the scene of the World Trade Center disaster within hours
Mr Giuliani was given the award for his strong leadership of New York in the wake of the 11 September attacks

Mr Giuliani said the honour was shared by the people of New York
The Queen told him she admired the way he led the city in its darkest hour; he said the honour was shared by its people

Only British people can become
Mr Giuliani is made Knight Commander of the British Empire but is not "Sir Rudi" as he is not British

Both were made honorary CBEs - Commander of the British Empire
New York's Fire Chief Thomas van Essen and Police Chief Bernard Kerick were also honoured

The former mayor of New York and current Lord Mayor of London share a joke
Later, Mr Giuliani was the Lord Mayor of London's guest of honour at a Mansion House lunch

Prince Andrew chats to Mr Giuliani
Prince Andrew chats to Mr Giuliani during the dinner

Mr Giuliani leaves Number 10 Downing Street
Mr Giuliani was told at the dinner that Britons have raised 4.9m for victims of the terror attacks

Tony Blair and Rudolph Giuliani inside Downing Street
Tony Blair gave Rudolph Giuliani KBE a guided tour of Downing Street

It reads: Recalling the terrible atrocities of September 11 2001 in which so many innocent people from so many nationalities lost their lives
The former mayor of New York was given a certificate commemorating the close links between the UK and US

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