On a three-day state visit to Britain from March 3 to 5, President Jacob Zuma and Mrs. Tobeka Madiba-Zuma of South Africa were welcomed by Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Mrs. Sarah Brown to their official residence at 10 Downing Street, London.
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Earlier, President Zuma was given
a ceremonial welcome on Horse Guards Parade, London, where he reviewed a guard of honour with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
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President and Mrs. Madiba-Zuma (centre) were welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II (in purple).
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Queen Elizabeth and Mrs. Madiba-Zuma.
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The Queen and President travelled in a state carriage...
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...From the Horse Guards Parade and down the Mall in central London...
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...To Buckingham Palace...
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...Where the Queen hosted a state banquet.
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During his visit, Zuma also visited Alexandra Park School in north London, which has an exchange programme with the Ephes Mamkeli School in Wattville, near Benoni in South Africa.
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Zuma planted a tree at a memorial to Oliver Tambo, leader of the African National Congress in exile, who had a house in north London in which his family lived.
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Flanked by his foreign minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Zuma posed with Tambo's son, Dali, at the memorial.
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Credit: 10 Downing St
In a visit to Prime Minister Gordon Brown's official home and office, 10 Downing Street, Mrs. Zuma met with Mrs. Sarah Brown, centre, South African soccer star, Aaron Mokoena, right, and England footballer Steven Gerrard...
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Credit: 10 Downing St
... At a gathering in which the President and Prime Minister's parties met representatives of the charity 1Goal: Education for All.
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In the Palace of Westminster, home to the British houses of Parliament, Zuma...
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... Addressed the South Africa and Africa all-party parliamentary groups, members of Parliament and other invited guests in the Royal Robing Room.
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