Queen's Barge Leads Flotilla Of 1,000 Boats As Part Of Diamond Jubilee

Under rainy skies that challenged a wave of popular acclaim for a monarch marking 60 years on the throne, a flotilla of 1,000 boats set off Sunday down the Thames in an extravagant royal pageant of a kind last seen 350 years ago during the reign of Charles II.

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