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Tuesday, 19 February, 2002, 12:54 GMT
Picture gallery: Queen in Jamaica
The Queen has begun a visit to Jamaica, part of a Commonwealth tour to mark her Golden Jubilee.

Despite strong republican sentiments on the island she was given an enthusiastic welcome. BBC News Online presents the best pictures from the Queen's first day on Jamaica.

The Queen with Jamaican Prime Minister PJ Patterson
The Queen was all smiles as she was welcomed to Jamaica by Prime Minister PJ Patterson

The Queen shielded from the rain in National Heroes Park in Kingston
Rain put a damper on a visit to the national park where she laid a wreath and met war veterans

Cheering and waving crowds outside National Heroes Park in Kingston
But the weather did not dampen spirits among crowds lining the streets to catch a glimpse of the Queen

The Queen meets 107-year-old First World War veteran Eugent Clarke (right) at Heroes Circle, Kingston
107-year-old First World War veteran Eugent Clarke (right) was among those to have a face-to-face meeting

The Queen's car driver taking a picture of her at National Heroes Park
Even the Queen's driver during her stay wanted a permanent memento

Queen Elizabeth is greeted by a woman in national costume at a reception in the garden of the governor generals house, Kingston
There was a traditional welcome for a reception at the governor general's house

A resident of Rema in Kingston paints a building in preparation for the Queen's visit
Some residents wanted their homes in top condition for the Royal visit

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19 Feb 02 | Americas
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