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Miss USA, Olivia Culpo goes home with the Miss Universe title in Las Vegas and the week is rounded off as David Cameron makes a surprise and morale boosting trip to see the British troops in Afghanistan.

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Monday 17th December 2012

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President Barack Obama pauses as he delivers a speech during an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

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    President Barack Obama arrives at the start of an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama greets Gov. Dannel Malloy during his arrival at the start of an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/The Hartford Courant, Stephen Dunn, Pool)

  • Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama pauses during a speech at an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

  • Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama walks off after delivering a speech at an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama speaks during an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

  • Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama greets State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, on his arrival, before the start of an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting inside the Newtown High School auditorium in Newtown, Conn., Sunday night, Dec. 16, 2012. A gunman walked into the elementary school Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/The Hartford Courant, Stephen Dunn, Pool)

  • Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama pauses as he delivers a speech during an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into the elementary school Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama speaks during an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/The Hartford Courant, Stephen Dunn, Pool)

  • Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama pauses as he delivers a speech at an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Barack Obama

    Residents pray during an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into the elementary school Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

  • Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama pauses as he delivers a speech at an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

  • Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama pauses as he delivers a speech at an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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    US President Barack Obama makes his way off the stage after speaking at a memorial service for the victims and relatives of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 16, 2012 at the Newtown High SChool in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty-six people were killed when a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary and began a shooting spree. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama walks off stage after delivering a speech at an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama pauses as he delivers a speech during an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into the elementary school on Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • US-SCHOOL-SHOOTING-MEMORIAL

    US President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks during a memorial service for the victims and relatives of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty-six people were killed when a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary and began a shooting spree. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama returns to the White House in Washington after attending an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

  • Barack Obama

    Residents greet each other before the start of an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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    Air Force One carrying President Barack Obama is seen leaving Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby, Conn., Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. The president was in Connecticut to attend a memorial for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting where 26 people, including 20 children, were killed Friday. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

  • Julie LaPak, right, and Scott Emslie, of Newton, Conn., watch President Obama delver his speech at the Iron Bridge restaurant, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

  • A mourner looks on during an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Surendra Khera, left, Manjaree Daw, center and Indira Khera, of Simsbury, Conn., watch President Obama deliver his speech at the Iron Bridge restaurant, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. The president spoke during an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. A gunman walked into the elementary school Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

  • Barack Obama

    Residents look on as President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into the elementary school Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

  • A mourner weeps while listening to President Barack Obama speak on a loudspeaker while sitting outside a memorial at Newtown High School for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • C.J. Singh, center, and other members of the Sikh community hold a candlelight vigil outside Newtown High School before an interfaith vigil with President Barack Obama, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • Residents hold a candlelight vigil outside Newtown High School after President Barack Obama delivered remarks at an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into the elementary school Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

  • A young boy places a candle with others at the base of a flagpole outside Newtown High School before an interfaith vigil with President Barack Obama, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • Eknoor Kaur, 3, stands with her father Guramril Singh during a candlelight vigil outside Newtown High School before an interfaith vigil with President Barack Obama, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • Members of the Sikh community hold a candlelight vigil outside Newtown High School before an interfaith vigil with President Barack Obama, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., top right, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., left, Sen-elect Chris Murphy, center, and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, right, wait for the arrival of President Barack Obama before the start of an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting inside the Newtown High School auditorium in Newtown, Conn., Sunday night, Dec. 16, 2012. A gunman walked into the elementary school Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/The Hartford Courant, Stephen Dunn, Pool)

  • Residents look on during an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into the elementary school Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. President Barack Obama is schedule to speak during the vigil. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

  • Barack Obama

    Residents greet each other before the start of an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into the elementary school Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak during the vigil. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

  • Barack Obama

    Residents greet each other before the start of an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into the school Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. President Barack Obama is to scheduled to speak at the event. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

  • Residents look on during an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into the elementary school Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak during the vigil. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Barack Obama

    Residents greet each other before the start of an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

  • People wait in line to attend an interfaith vigil with President Barack Obama, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • Barack Obama

    Residents greet each other before the start of an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

  • People arrive at Newtown High School to attend an interfaith vigil with President Barack Obama, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • Residents greet each other before the start of an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Kayla Hopson and her daughter Lilliana, 9, left, and Janine Caswell and her daughter Genesis, 8, stand wrapped in Red Cross blankets to protect themselves from the cold, rainy weather as they wait in line to attend an interfaith vigil with President Barack Obama, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • Residents wait for the start of an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Eight-year old Shayne Frate, a third grade student at Sandy Hook Elementary School, hangs from her mother Valerie's back, wrapped in a Red Cross blanket to protect her from the cold, rainy weather, as she waits in line to attend an interfaith vigil with President Barack Obama, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • People wait in line to attend an interfaith vigil with President Barack Obama, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • Residents wait for the start of an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Red Cross volunteer Michael Cianciolo distributes blankets to protect people from the cold, rainy weather as they wait in line to attend an interfaith vigil with President Barack Obama, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • Red Cross personnel provide blankets, water, snacks and even stuffed toys to keep people comfortable as they wait in line to attend an interfaith vigil with President Barack Obama, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • Residents wait for the start of an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • Barack Obama

    Residents greet each other before an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

  • Barack Obama

    Residents greet each other before an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into the elementary school Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

  • A U.S. flag flies at half staff outside the Newtown High School before President Barack Obama is scheduled to attend a memorial for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • People wait in line to enter Newtown High School for a memorial vigil attended by President Barack Obama for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/David Goldman)


Tuesday 18th December 2012

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Queen Elizabeth II is met by Prime Minister David Cameron outside 10 Downing Street in central London, prior to attending a Cabinet meeting in what is believed to be the first such visit since the reign of Queen Victoria.

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    Queen Elizabeth II sits with Prime Minister David Cameron as she attends the weekly cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London.

  • Queen attends Cabinet meeting

    Queen Elizabeth II arrives with Prime Minister David Cameron as she attends the weekly cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London.

  • Queen attends Cabinet meeting

    Queen Elizabeth II arrives with Prime Minister David Cameron as she attends the weekly cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London.

  • Queen attends Cabinet meeting

    Place Mats that was presented to Queen Elizabeth II when attended the weekly cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London.

  • Queen attends Cabinet meeting

    Queen Elizabeth II takes her seat as she attends the weekly cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London.

  • Queen attends Cabinet meeting

    Queen Elizabeth II sits with Prime Minister David Cameron as she attends the weekly cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London.

  • Queen attends Cabinet meeting

    Queen Elizabeth II arrives with Prime Minister David Cameron as she attends the weekly cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London.

  • Queen attends Cabinet meeting

    Queen Elizabeth II takes her seat as she attends the weekly cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London.

  • Queen attends Cabinet meeting

    Queen Elizabeth II sits with Prime Minister David Cameron as she attends the weekly cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London.

  • Queen attends Cabinet meeting

    Queen Elizabeth II sits with Prime Minister David Cameron as she attends the weekly cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London.

  • Queen attends Cabinet meeting

    Queen Elizabeth II poses for a group photograph with the Cabinet in the Pillared Room as she attends the weekly cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London.

  • Queen Elizabeth II Attends the Government's Weekly Cabinet Meeting

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 18: Queen Elizabeth II is greeted by Prime Minister David Cameron as she arrives at Number 10 Downing Street to attend the Government's weekly Cabinet meeting on December 18, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • Queen Elizabeth II Attends the Government's Weekly Cabinet Meeting

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 18: Queen Elizabeth II arrives at 10 Downing Street as she visits to attend a cabinet meeting on December 18, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • Queen Elizabeth II Attends the Government's Weekly Cabinet Meeting

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 18: Queen Elizabeth II is greeted by Prime Minister David Cameron as she arrives at Number 10 Downing Street to attend the Government's weekly Cabinet meeting on December 18, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • Queen Elizabeth II Attends the Government's Weekly Cabinet Meeting

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 18: British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) greets Queen Elizabeth II as she arrives at Number 10 Downing Street to attend the Government's weekly Cabinet meeting on December 18, 2012 in London, England. The Queen's visit to the weekly Cabinet meeting as an observer is the first time a monarch has attended the meeting since Queen Victoria's reign. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • Queen Elizabeth II Attends the Government's Weekly Cabinet Meeting

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 18: Queen Elizabeth II is greeted by Prime Minister David Cameron as she arrives at Number 10 Downing Street to attend the Government's weekly Cabinet meeting on December 18, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • Queen Elizabeth II Attends the Government's Weekly Cabinet Meeting

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 18: Queen Elizabeth II is greeted by Prime Minister David Cameron as she arrives at Number 10 Downing Street to attend the Government's weekly Cabinet meeting on December 18, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • Queen Elizabeth II Attends the Government's Weekly Cabinet Meeting

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 18: British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) greets Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as she arrives at Number 10 Downing Street to attend the Government's weekly Cabinet meeting on December 18, 2012 in London, England. The Queen's visit to the weekly Cabinet meeting as an observer is the first time a monarch has attended the meeting since Queen Victoria's reign. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • Queen Elizabeth II Attends the Government's Weekly Cabinet Meeting

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 18: British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) greets Queen Elizabeth II as she arrives at Number 10 Downing Street to attend the Government's weekly Cabinet meeting on December 18, 2012 in London, England. The Queen's visit to the weekly Cabinet meeting as an observer is the first time a monarch has attended the meeting since Queen Victoria's reign. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • Queen attends Cabinet meeting

    Queen Elizabeth II is met by Prime Minister David Cameron outside 10 Downing Street in central London, prior to attending a Cabinet meeting in what is believed to be the first such visit since the reign of Queen Victoria.

  • Queen attends Cabinet meeting

    Queen Elizabeth II is met by Prime Minister David Cameron outside 10 Downing Street in central London, prior to attending a Cabinet meeting in what is believed to be the first such visit since the reign of Queen Victoria.

  • Queen attends Cabinet meeting

    Queen Elizabeth II is met by Prime Minister David Cameron outside 10 Downing Street in central London, prior to attending a Cabinet meeting in what is believed to be the first such visit since the reign of Queen Victoria.

  • Queen attends Cabinet meeting

    Queen Elizabeth II is met by Prime Minister David Cameron outside 10 Downing Street in central London, prior to attending a Cabinet meeting in what is believed to be the first such visit since the reign of Queen Victoria.

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    A Downing Street employee sweeps the red carpet beside a police officer ahead of a visit by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II outside No 10 Downing Street in London December 18, 2012. Queen Elizabeth II attended a British Cabinet meeting on December 18, the first such visit in more than a century. Historically, monarchs used to chair Cabinet meetings but the last one to exercise their right to attend was queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth's great-great grandmother, who died in 1901. The 86-year-old sovereign is going to the prime minister's Downing Street residence to receive a diamond jubilee gift from the Cabinet, marking her 60 years on the throne, and will also sit in on their meeting as an observer. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Queen Elizabeth II Attends the Government's Weekly Cabinet Meeting

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 18: British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) greets Queen Elizabeth II as she arrives at Number 10 Downing Street to attend the Government's weekly Cabinet meeting on December 18, 2012 in London, England. The Queen's visit to the weekly Cabinet meeting as an observer is the first time a monarch has attended the meeting since Queen Victoria's reign. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-ROYALS-POLITICS

    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (R) greets Queen Elizabeth II (L) outside No 10 Downing Street in London December 18, 2012 as she arrives to attend the meeting of the Cabinet. Queen Elizabeth II attended a British Cabinet meeting on December 18, the first such visit in more than a century. Historically, monarchs used to chair Cabinet meetings but the last one to exercise their right to attend was queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth's great-great grandmother, who died in 1901. The 86-year-old sovereign is going to the prime minister's Downing Street residence to receive a diamond jubilee gift from the Cabinet, marking her 60 years on the throne, and will also sit in on their meeting as an observer. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)


Wednesday 19th December 2012

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A child lines up with firefighters outside the funeral for school shooting victim Daniel Gerard Barden,at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Newtown. According to firefighters, Daniel wanted to be a firefighter when he grew up and they honored him at the service. Gunman Adam Lanza opened fire killing 26 people, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown before killing himself on Friday.

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  • Fire officials wait for a procession at the main intersection in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn., as they pay respects for Daniel Gerard Barden, one of the students killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. The small, quiet town has seen gridlock traffic caused by funeral processions as well as the large number of national and international media covering the aftermath of the shooting. Barden, 7, was killed when the gunman, Adam Lanza, walked into the school, Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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    Shelton, Conn., firefighter J.C. Tortora, wears a ribbon to remember the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims as he joins area firefighters visiting a memorial outside the school before the funeral procession for 7-year-old Daniel Gerard Barden, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Barden was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • A child lines up with firefighters outside the funeral for school shooting victim Daniel Gerard Barden,at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Newtown, Conn., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. According to firefighters, Daniel wanted to be a firefighter when he grew up and they honored him at the service. Gunman Adam Lanza opened fire killing 26 people, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown before killing himself on Friday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Firefighters stand as the procession heads to the cemetery outside the funeral for school shooting victim Daniel Gerard Barden at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Newtown, Conn., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. According to firefighters, Daniel wanted to be a firefighter when he grew up and they honored him at the service. Barden, 7, was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • A man holds a sign while riding on a procession through one of the main streets in Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn., during a procession toward St. Rose of Lima parish cemetery before burial services for Daniel Gerard Barden, one of the students killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. The small, quiet town has seen gridlock traffic caused by funeral processions as well as the large number of national and international media covering the aftermath of the shooting. Barden, 7, was killed when the gunman, Adam Lanza, walked into the school, Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Firefighters salute as a hearse passes for the funeral procession to the burial of 7-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Gerard Barden, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Barden was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Firefighters stand as the procession heads to the cemetery outside the funeral for school shooting victim Daniel Gerard Barden at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Newtown, Conn., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. According to firefighters, Daniel wanted to be a firefighter when he grew up and they honored him at the service. Barden, 7, was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • People walk at St. Rose of Lima parish cemetery before funeral services for Daniel Gerard Barden, one of the students killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Barden, 7, was killed when the gunman, Adam Lanza, walked into the school, Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • A hearse crosses the main intersection in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn., during a procession toward St. Rose of Lima parish cemetery before burial services for Daniel Gerard Barden, one of the students killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. The small, quiet town has seen gridlock traffic caused by funeral processions as well as the large number of national and international media covering the aftermath of the shooting. Barden, 7, was killed when the gunman, Adam Lanza, walked into the school, Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • A hearse, right, makes its way down one of the main streets in Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn., passing a television news satellite vehicle during a procession toward St. Rose of Lima parish cemetery before burial services for Daniel Gerard Barden, one of the students killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. The small, quiet town has seen gridlock traffic caused by funeral processions as well as the large number of national and international media covering the aftermath of the shooting. Barden, 7, was killed when the gunman, Adam Lanza, walked into the school, Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Pedestrians look on as a hears makes its way down one of the main streets in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn., during a procession toward St. Rose of Lima parish cemetery before burial services for Daniel Gerard Barden, one of the students killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. The small, quiet town has seen gridlock traffic caused by funeral processions as well as the large number of national and international media covering the aftermath of the shooting. Barden, 7, was killed when the gunman, Adam Lanza, walked into the school, Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Police officers on motorcycles lead a procession toward St. Rose of Lima parish cemetery before burial services for Daniel Gerard Barden, one of the students killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. The small, quiet town has seen gridlock traffic caused by funeral processions as well as the large number of national and international media covering the aftermath of the shooting. Barden, 7, was killed when the gunman, Adam Lanza, walked into the school, Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Firefighters salute as a hearse passes for the funeral procession to the burial of 7-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Gerard Barden, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Barden was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself.(AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • A man holds a sign while riding on a procession through one of the main streets in Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn., during a procession toward St. Rose of Lima parish cemetery before burial services for Daniel Gerard Barden, one of the students killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. The small, quiet town has seen gridlock traffic caused by funeral processions as well as the large number of national and international media covering the aftermath of the shooting. Barden, 7, was killed when the gunman, Adam Lanza, walked into the school, Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • A child peers through firefighters standing as the procession heads to the cemetery outside the funeral for school shooting victim Daniel Gerard Barden at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Newtown, Conn., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. According to firefighters, Daniel wanted to be a firefighter when he grew up and they honored him at the service. Barden, 7, was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • A firefighter wear a memorial ribbon on his hat as he waits for the funeral procession of 7-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Gerard Barden, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Barden was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself.(AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Firefighters gather for the burial of 7-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Gerard Barden at St. Rose of Lima Parish Cemetery, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Barden was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself.(AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Firefighters salute as a hearse passes for the funeral procession to the burial of 7-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Gerard Barden, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Barden was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself.(AP Photo/David Goldman)

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  • Mourners embrace before entering the wake of shooting victim Daniel Gerard Barden at Saint Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Barden was killed when a gunman forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • Mourners pay their respects at a makeshift memorial before entering the wake of shooting victim Daniel Gerard Barden at Saint Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Barden was killed when a gunman forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • Area firefighters visit a memorial to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims outside the school's entrance before the funeral procession for 7-year-old Daniel Gerard Barden, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Barden was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Area firefighters visit a memorial to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims outside the school's entrance before the funeral procession for 7-year-old Daniel Gerard Barden, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Barden was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Area firefighters line the street outside the entrance to Sandy Hook Elementary School as they visit a memorial for the shooting victims before the funeral procession for 7-year-old Daniel Gerard Barden, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Barden was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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    Shelton, Conn., firefighter J.C. Tortora, wears a ribbon to remember the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims as he joins area firefighters visiting a memorial outside the school before the funeral procession for 7-year-old Daniel Gerard Barden, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Barden was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • A child lines up with firefighters outside the funeral for school shooting victim Daniel Gerard Barden,at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Newtown, Conn., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. According to firefighters, Daniel wanted to be a firefighter when he grew up and they honored him at the service. Gunman Adam Lanza opened fire killing 26 people, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown before killing himself on Friday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Firefighters line up outside the funeral for school shooting victim Daniel Gerard Barden at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Newtown, Conn., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. According to firefighters, Daniel wanted to be a firefighter when he grew up and they honored him at the service. Gunman Adam Lanza opened fire killing 26 people, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown before killing himself on Friday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Funerals Continue To Be Held For Victims Of CT Elementary School Massacre

    NEWTOWN, CT - DECEMBER 19: The family of Daniel Barden, 7, a victim of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, arrive at St. Rose of Lima Church for his funeral December 19, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Six victims of the Newtown school shooting are being honored at funerals and visitations across the state today. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

  • Funerals Continue To Be Held For Victims Of CT Elementary School Massacre

    NEWTOWN, CT - DECEMBER 19: The family of Daniel Barden, 7, a victim of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, arrive at St. Rose of Lima Church for his funeral December 19, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Six victims of the Newtown school shooting are being honored at funerals and visitations across the state today. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

  • Funerals Continue To Be Held For Victims Of CT Elementary School Massacre

    NEWTOWN, CT - DECEMBER 19: A firefighter and his child attend the funeral for Daniel Barden, 7, a victim of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, at St. Rose of Lima Church December 19, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Six victims of the Newtown school shooting are being honored at funerals and visitations across the state today. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

  • Funerals Continue To Be Held For Victims Of CT Elementary School Massacre

    NEWTOWN, CT - DECEMBER 19: Firefighters attend the funeral for Daniel Barden, 7, a victim of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, at St. Rose of Lima Church December 19, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Six victims of the Newtown school shooting are being honored at funerals and visitations across the state today. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

  • Funerals Continue To Be Held For Victims Of CT Elementary School Massacre

    NEWTOWN, CT - DECEMBER 19: The family of Daniel Barden, 7, a victim of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, arrive at St. Rose of Lima Church for his funeral December 19, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Six victims of the Newtown school shooting are being honored at funerals and visitations across the state today. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

  • Funerals Continue To Be Held For Victims Of CT Elementary School Massacre

    NEWTOWN, CT - DECEMBER 19: Firefighters attend the funeral for Daniel Barden, 7, a victim of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, at St. Rose of Lima Church December 19, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Six victims of the Newtown school shooting are being honored at funerals and visitations across the state today. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

  • Funerals Continue To Be Held For Victims Of CT Elementary School Massacre

    NEWTOWN, CT - DECEMBER 19: The family of Daniel Barden, 7, a victim of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, arrive at St. Rose of Lima Church for his funeral December 19, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Six victims of the Newtown school shooting are being honored at funerals and visitations across the state today. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Thursday 20th December 2012

miss universe

Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, waves to the crowd after being crowned as Miss Universe during the Miss Universe competitionin Las Vegas.

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    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo is surrounded by contestants after being crowned Miss Universe 2012 during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Eighty-nine countries and territories took part in in this year's pageant. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo (R), is congratulated by Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon (L), after Culpo was named Miss Universe 2012 during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Eighty-nine countries and territories took part in in this year's pageant. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2012 Miss Universe Pageant

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 19: Donald Trump (L) poses with Miss USA 2012, Olivia Culpo, at a news conference after she was named the new Miss Universe during the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant at PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

  • 2012 Miss Universe Pageant

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 19: Donald Trump (L) poses with Miss USA 2012, Olivia Culpo, at a news conference after she was named the new Miss Universe during the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant at PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo is surrounded by contestants after being crowned Miss Universe 2012 during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Eighty-nine countries and territories took part in in this year's pageant. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo (R), reacts beside Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon (L), after being named Miss Universe 2012 during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Eighty-nine countries and territories took part in in this year's pageant. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo is surrounded by contestants after being crowned Miss Universe 2012 during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Eighty-nine countries and territories took part in in this year's pageant. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo (R), reacts beside Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon (L), after being named Miss Universe 2012 during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Eighty-nine countries and territories took part in in this year's pageant. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo (R), reacts beside Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon (L), after being named Miss Universe 2012 during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Eighty-nine countries and territories took part in in this year's pageant. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, walks on stage during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, walks on stage during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, appears on stage during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, appears on stage during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo walks on stage after being crowned Miss Universe 2012 during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Eighty-nine countries and territories took part in in this year's pageant. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon (L), and Miss USA, Olivia Culpo (R), await the judges' final decision during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo (C) is surrounded by contestants after being crowned Miss Universe 2012 during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo (L) reacts after being named Miss Universe 2012 with last year's winner Leila Lopes of Angola (R) during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Miss Australia, Renae Ayris, walks on stage during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Miss USA, Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Miss Australia, Renae Ayris, walks on stage during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Miss USA, Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Miss Mexico, Karina Gonzalez, walks on stage during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Miss USA, Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Miss Russia, Elizabeth Golovanova, walks on stage during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Miss USA, Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, appears on stage during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo (C) and other contestants walk on stage during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss Russia, Elizabeth Golovanova, walks on stage during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Miss USA, Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss Brazil, Gabriela Markus, walks on stage during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Miss USA, Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss Brazil, Gabriela Markus, walks on stage during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Miss USA, Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon, appears on stage during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Miss USA Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, appears on stage during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss India, Shilpa Singh, appears on stage during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Miss USA, Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss Universe pageant at Planet Hollywood December 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Miss USA, Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss Universe pageant at Planet Hollywood December 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Miss USA, Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss Universe pageant at Planet Hollywood December 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Miss USA, Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss Universe pageant at Planet Hollywood December 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Miss USA, Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Miss France, Marie Payet, walks on stage during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Miss USA, Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo (L), reacts as she is crowned 2012 Miss Universe by Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes (C) at Planet Hollywood December 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Miss USA, Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Miss Brazil, Gabriela Markus (L); Miss USA, Olivia Culpo (2nd-L); Miss Australia, Renae Ayris (2nd-R); and Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon (R) stand on stage during the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Miss USA, Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo (L), is crowned Miss Universe 2012 by predecessor, Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes (C), at Planet Hollywood December 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Miss USA, Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo (C) is surrounded by contestants after being crowned Miss Universe 2012 during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Eighty-nine countries and territories took part in this year's pageant. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MISS UNIVERSE-2012

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo (L), reacts as she is crowned 2012 Miss Universe by Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes (C) at Planet Hollywood December 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Miss USA, Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up title went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Olivia Culpo

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, left, is crowned Miss Universe during the Miss Universe competition, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Olivia Culpo, Janine Tugonon

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, right, reacts and hugs first runner-up, Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon, after being crowned Miss Universe during the Miss Universe competition, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Olivia Culpo

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, waves to the crowd after being crowned as Miss Universe during the Miss Universe competition, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Olivia Culpo

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, center, is congratulated by other contestants after being crowned as Miss Universe during the Miss Universe competition, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Olivia Culpo

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, center, smiles for the television camera as she is congratulated by other contestants after being crowned as Miss Universe during the Miss Universe competition, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Olivia Culpo, Leila Lopes

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, left, adjusts her tiara after being crowned the new Miss Universe as Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes, of Angola, right, looks on, during the Miss Universe competition, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Janine Tugonon

    Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon competes in the swimsuit competition during the Miss Universe pageant, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Karina Gonzalez

    Miss Mexico, Karina Gonzalez, takes center stage as she is named as one of the 10 finalists during the Miss Universe pageant, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Marie Payet

    Miss France, Marie Payet, walks on stage during the swimsuit competition during the Miss Universe pageant, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Irene Sofia Esser Quintero

    Miss Venezuela, Irene Sofia Esser Quintero, takes center stage as she is named as one of the 10 finalists during the Miss Universe pageant, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Andy Cohen, Giuliana Rancic, Gabriela Markus, Olivia Culpo, Renae Ayris, Janine Tugonon, Irene Sofia Esser Quintero

    Miss Universe hosts Andy Cohen, left, and Giuliana Rancic, introduce the final round of competition as the five finalists wait to answer questions from the judges during the Miss Universe competition, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Las Vegas. Culpo was crowned as Miss Universe. From left, the five finalists were, Miss Brazil, Gabriela Markus, Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, Miss Australia, Renae Ayris, Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon, and Miss Venezuela, Irene Sofia Esser Quintero. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Olivia Culpo

    Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, second from right, reacts as she is named as one of the five finalists during the Miss Universe competition, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Las Vegas. Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)


Friday 21st December 2012

david cameron

Prime Minister Cameron (2nd L) eats dinner with British soldiers during a visit to Forward Operating Base Price in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

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  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    Prime Minister David Cameron reacts as he plays table football with a Royal Marine during a visit to Forward Operating Base Price in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    Prime Minister David Cameron plays table football with a Royal Marine during a visit to Foward Operating Base Price in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    Prime Minister Cameron (2nd L) eats dinner with British soldiers during a visit to Forward Operating Base Price in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    Prime Minister David Cameron (2nd L) eats dinner with British soldiers during a visit to Forward Operating Base Price in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    Prime Minister David Cameron attends a carol service with British soldiers, as well as Danish and Bosnian soldiers, during a visit to Forward Operating Base Price in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    Prime Minister David Cameron attends a meeting with Royal Marines during a visit to Forward Operating Base Price in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    Prime Minister David Cameron walks past Mastiff armoured vehicles at Camp Bastion, outside Lashkar Gah, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan .

  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    Prime Minister David Cameron chats with British soldiers at Camp Bastion, outside Lashkar Gah, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    Prime Minister David Cameron attends a carol service with British soldiers, as well as Danish and Bosnian soldiers, during a visit to Forward Operating Base Price in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    Prime Minister David Cameron attends a carol service with British soldiers during a visit to Forward Operating Base Price in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    Prime Minister David Cameron talks with a Royal Marine during a visit to Forward Operating Base Price in Helmand Province, Afghanistan .

  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    Prime Minister David Cameron arrives for a visit to Camp Bastion, outside Lashkar Gah, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    Prime Minister David Cameron (4th R) talks to British soldiers during a visit to Forward Operating Base Price in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    Prime Minister David Cameron attends a carol service with soldiers during a visit to Forward Operating Base Price in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    Prime Minister David Cameron attends a carol service with British soldiers, as well as Danish and Bosnian soldiers, during a visit to Forward Operating Base Price in Helmand Province, Afghanistan .

  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    Prime Minister David Cameron walks past Mastiff armoured vehicles at Camp Bastion, outside Lashkar Gah, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan .

  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    Prime Minister David Cameron (4th R) talks to British soldiers during a visit to Forward Operating Base Price in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    Prime Minister David Cameron attends a carol service with British soldiers, as well as Danish and Bosnian soldiers, during a visit to Forward Operating Base Price in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    A Christmas tree decorates part of Forward Operating Base Price in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    Prime Minister David Cameron chats with soldiers in front of Mastiff armoured vehicles at Camp Bastion, outside Lashkar Gah, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    Prime Minister David Cameron (2nd L) talks with a Royal Marine during a visit to Forward Operating Base Price in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    Prime Minister David Cameron chats with soldiers in front of Mastiff armoured vehicles at Camp Bastion, outside Lashkar Gah, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    Prime Minister David Cameron (2nd R) talks to British soldiers as he walks in Forward Operating Base Price during a visit to Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    Prime Minister David Cameron attends a carol service with British soldiers, as well as Danish and Bosnian soldiers, during a visit to Forward Operating Base Price in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • David Cameron visits Afghanistan

    Prime Minister David Cameron arrives during a visit to Forward Operating Base Price in Helmand Province, Afghanistan .