Beaming Queen Elizabeth waves to crowds as Platinum Jubilee celebrations begin

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By Michael Holden and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) -A beaming Queen Elizabeth waved to cheering crowds massed outside Buckingham Palace on Thursday as Britain kicked off four days of pomp, parties and parades to celebrate her record-breaking 70 years on the British throne. Tens of thousands of royal supporters waving flags lined the streets of London for a military parade that marked the start of Platinum Jubilee events. Millions of people across Britain and the world were expected to join street parties, watch the festivities and light beacons in honour of the 96-year-old queen. Elizabeth, ho…

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