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Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee bash: Fireworks & rock 'n roll

Last updated on: June 5, 2012 13:29 IST

Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee bash: Fireworks & rock 'n roll

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The celebration of the 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II rocked Britain, quite literally.

Fireworks were followed by a gala concert at Buckingham Palace starring music legends Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tom Jones that left both the royals and the common man cheering.

Around 10,000 street parties were held across the country, where everyone from children to grown-ups were dressed as kings and queens. The exuberance in Britian was like never seen before.

Rediff.com gives you a glimpse of the Jubilee carnival.

Fireworks explode over Buckingham Palace during the Diamond Jubilee concert, in London. Large crowds gathered on the grand red road leading to Queen Elizabeth's sumptuous London palace on Monday for the pop concert on the third day of her Diamond Jubilee to celebrate her 60 years on the throne.

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Spectators on The Mall watch a firework display and beacon lighting at Buckingham Palace following the Diamond Jubilee concert in London.



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Britain's Prince Charles kisses the hand of his mother Queen Elizabeth at the end of her Diamond Jubilee concert in front of Buckingham Palace in London.

Singer-songwriter Robbie Williams kicked off a concert outside the Queen's sumptuous London residence on Monday before huge crowds gathered to celebrate the monarch's 60 years on the throne, but the event was overshadowed by news her husband had been hospitalised.


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Princes William and Harry laugh as they sit with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during the Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace in London.

Pop royalty including Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Elton John entertained Queen Elizabeth on Monday on the third day of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations, with 10,000 ticket-holders who watching the performances live on a circular stage.


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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha watch during the Diamond Jubilee concert in front of Buckingham Palace.


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Queen Elizabeth meets dancers from Kenya backstage at the Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace.


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Singer Elton John performs during the Diamond Jubilee concert in front of Buckingham Palace in London.


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Singer Paul McCartney performs during the Diamond Jubilee concert in front of Buckingham Palace.


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Crowds watch along The Mall as Paul McCartney performs at the Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace.


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A spectator watches the Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace in London.


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Dexter Matthews, 3,  joins a fancy dress competition dressed as a pirate during the Goldsmith Avenue street party, part of the celebrations of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee in Ealing, west London.


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A spectator enjoys the Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace.


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Chloe Miles, 13, poses on The Mall ahead of a concert at Buckingham Palace in London.

'Elizabeth rules the waves!' was just one headline from gushing British press coverage of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee on Monday.


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Members of the public wear royal family masks as they sit on The Mall before a concert in front of  Buckingham Palace to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Britain's Queen Elizabeth in central London.


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Chris O'Neill wears a Union flag outfit on The Mall in London.


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Fireworks mark the end of the Diamond Jubilee concert in front of Buckingham Palace.


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