Audio slideshow: A week in politics

The UK's first hung parliament for nearly 40 years - followed by five days of bargaining between parties - has led to the country's first coalition government since WWII.

Here - in sound and pictures - is the story of how David Cameron wooed Nick Clegg, and why Gordon Brown called in the removal men.

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Images courtesy PA, AP, AFP and Getty Images.
Music by Madonna, Mary MacGregor, Fred Astaire, ELO, Fern Kinney, Bob James, Etta James and Hall and Oates.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 13 May 2010.


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