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Official White House photographThe Obamas continued their tour of Europe this afternoon with a visit to the Downing Street residence of British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha. In this official White House photo by Lawrence Jackson that's sure to inspire any number of moder ... More >>
Seems about right. Jumping around erratically, spinning in circles, hiding behind a curtain, scratching ourselves, spacing out during the trip to Buckingham Palace. We were right there with you, kitten named Oreo! To the beauteous couple [stares blankly at a foot].
That was fast. British prime minister Gordon Brown has announced his resignation after stating yesterday that he would be stepping down. Thus ends 13 years of Labour Party rule.
Following last week's U.K. general election in which no party won an overall majority, Gordon Brown has announced that he will be stepping down as Labour Party leader, reports BBC News. He has been prime minister since 2007.
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