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Mourners pay tribute to the Queen at the Hong Kong consulate.

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Mourners pay tribute to the Queen at the Hong Kong consulate.

Mourners pay tribute to the Queen at the Hong Kong consulate.

In Hong Kong, hundreds of people queued for almost five hours outside the British Consulate General to sign a book of condolences for Queen Elizabeth II.


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