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Last Updated: Thursday January 13 2011 17:40 GMT

Artwork marks Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee

A picture of the Queen Elizabeth II from 1952 from William and Georgina Hustler/National Portrait Gallery, London

It's the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 - that's 60 years of being on the throne - and as it's a huge occasion, preparations are already under way.

A picture of Queen Elizabeth II by Dorothy Wilding and Beatrice Johnson from 1952 from William and Georgina Hustler/ National Portrait Gallery, London

As part of the celebrations, a collection of 60 of some of the most striking images of the Queen are going on display around the country in a special exhibition.

A picture of the Queen - Lightness of Being - from 2007 from Kevin Burke

Queen Elizabeth II has one of the most recognisable faces in the world - and she usually has her eyes open in her portraits - not like this one!

A picture of the Queen from 1998 by Justin Mortimer.

The 60 pics will go on display in Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff and then London. They include this unusual image of the Queen's head floating away from her body...

A picture of Queen Elizabeth II from 1968 from the National Portrait Gallery, London

... and this photograph from 1968, where it looks like she doesn't mind a spot of rain!

A picture of Queen Elizabeth II from 1969 from the National Portrait Gallery, London

As well as this life-size painting of the Queen, the travelling exhibition also includes postage stamps, because the Queen's got her picture on them too!