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The Queen’s death: London Mourning in pictures

For the past two weeks, the capital’s streets have been full of people from all walks of life wanting to say farewell to the Queen. Here, photographer Sama Kai documents our city’s long goodbye to Elizabeth II

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22 September 2022
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n the week that Queen Elizabeth II was finally laid to rest, photographer Sama Kai hit the London streets - perfectly capturing the mood of our city in its unique grief. From children somberly laying flowers, to teddies perched on monuments and people straining with their iPhone cameras to capture the pageantry flowing between palaces, this was a remarkable time to bear witness to.

The queue (and the queue for the queue) may have subsided, and the period of official mourning lifted, but what we have is a collective feeling of having seen a different side to this town. A London of quiet reflection. Of unified grief. Of collective spirit.

After her 70 year rule, it's unlikely we'll see another time like this.

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