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Boris Johnson replaces Theresa May as the UK’s new prime minister

Boris Johnson has replaced Theresa May as the new British prime minister.

Here are the day’s events in pictures.

Theresa May leaves Downing Street

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Theresa May left Downing Street on Wednesday morning to travel to Westminster for her final Prime Minister’s Questions

Theresa May at Prime Minister's Questions

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MPs stood and applauded as she departed after telling MPs that during her time in office she’s answered more than 4,500 questions during 140 hours of PMQs

Theresa May gives a speech outside Downing Street

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Outside No 10, with husband Philip at her side, she said serving as prime minister had been “the greatest honour”

Theresa May arrives at Buckingham Palace

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She then made her way to Buckingham Palace to tender her resignation

The motorcade bringing Boris Johnson to Buckingham Palace is disrupted by protesters

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She was followed by Mr Johnson, whose motorcade was briefly disrupted by protesters who attempted to block his journey

Queen Elizabeth II welcomes newly elected leader of the Conservative party Boris Johnson during an audience in Buckingham Palace, London, where she invited him to become Prime Minister and form a new government.

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Photos released of the meeting show Mr Johnson bowing to the Queen after she officially confirmed him as the new prime minister.

Carrie Symonds (C), girlfriend of Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson, waits for the prime minister's arrival with members of staff in Downing Street in London on 24 July 2019

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Meanwhile his partner Carrie Symonds was among those waiting for him in Downing Street

Boris Johnson gives a speech outside Downing Street

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Speaking outside No 10, Mr Johnson immediately addressed Brexit, saying the British people “have had enough of waiting”

Boris Johnson enters 10 Downing Street

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The new prime minister then stepped inside 10 Downing Street

Boris Johnson greeted by staff at 10 Downing Street

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There he was greeted by staff

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