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Thursday, 11 May, 2000, 15:37 GMT 16:37 UK
In pictures: Queen opens Tate Modern

The Queen has opened the Tate Modern Gallery on London's South Bank. Celebrities and art lovers flocked to the event, which ran smoothly despite threats of protest from anti-royalists.

The gallery features works from the last century, including classics by Warhol, Lichtenstein and Pollock.

Queen opening Tate Modern
The Queen performs the opening ceremony

Queen and artist Bridget Riley
Her Majesty admires one of artist Bridget Riley's works

Julia Somerville and her husband Sir Jeremy Dixon
Newsreader Julia Somerville and husband brave the rain as they arrive

Sir Norman Foster arrives for opening of Tate Modern
Sir Norman Foster, whose Millennium Bridge will lead to the gallery

Lord and Lady Attenborough at opening of Tate Modern
Lord and Lady Attenborough arrive to admire the exhibits

Salvador Dali's Lobster Telephone at Tate Modern
Works of art dating from 1900 include Salvador Dali's Lobster Telephone

Louise Bourgeois' spider sculpture at Tate Modern
Louise Bourgeois spider sculpture caught the Queen's eye

Ken Livingstone and Queen at opening of Tate Modern
London's new Mayor Ken Livingstone bows to Queen









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