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Big stars perform for Diamond Jubilee celebration concert

06-05-2012 15:02 BJT

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On Queen Elizabeth the second's diamond jubilee concert, world superstars including Paul McCartney, Elton John and Cliff Richard all paid tribute to the queen with their spectacular performances.

At the climax of the three-hour concert, the Queen lit a fire beacon, the final beacon in a series of 4,200 beacons to be lit in celebration across Britain and the Commonwealth, of which she is the head.


Despite cold weather and heavy rain on Sunday night, many people camped out in the Mall, the wide ceremonial thoroughfare leading up to Buckingham Palace, to get a spot within earshot when the concert took place, and organizers estimated that 70,000 people had filled the Mall to capacity with tens of thousands more in the neighboring St James' Park and Green Park.

World superstars all paid tribute to the queen with their spectacular performances.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives for the Epsom Derby
at Epsom race course, southern England at the start of a
four-day Diamond Jubilee celebration to mark the 60th
anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne
Saturday, June 2, 2012.

A fireworks display explodes in celebration outside Buckingham
Palace in London to mark the end of the Diamond Jubilee Concert.

A fireworks display explodes in celebration outside Buckingham Palace in London,
on June 4, to mark the end of the Diamond Jubilee Concert.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN

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