Queen Elizabeth II marked sixty years on the throne of Great Britain with a cruise on a barge at the center of a flotilla on the River Thames. Her Diamond Jubilee vessel was festooned with flowers and packed with notables. The weather for the occasion was rainy.
In other news, a passenger plane crashed on its landing approach to Lagos airport in Nigeria, doing enormous damage to a densely populated residential area near the airport. All 153 passengers on the plane were killed, plus an undetermined number of residents on the ground.
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