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Queen Elizabeth II marks 88th brithday

Queen Elizabeth II marks 88th brithday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, QUEEN:Queen Elizabeth turns 88 today, Monday, April 21. Photo: Associated Press/David Bailey

British monarch Queen Elizabeth II has released a new portrait to mark her 88th birthday on Monday. The black and white picture, taken by revered snapper David Bailey, shows the royal smiling for the camera.

The photograph was taken at Buckingham Palace in March and was commissioned on behalf of the British Government’s GREAT Britain campaign.

The image will be used in activity to support the GREAT campaign, which aims to generate jobs and growth through highlighting internationally Britain as a world-class destination for trade, tourism, investment and education.

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Wahoo Women Lose to Georgia Tech, 68-62

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The Virginia women's basketball team fell 68-62 to Georgia Tech on Sunday afternoon.

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State Senate Considers Bill Dealing With Primaries

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The State Senate is considering a bill that would let a political party create the rules for its primary elections.

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Boyd Challenges Dittmar’s Latest Message To VDOT

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Retiring Albemarle Supervisor Ken Boyd challenges a message Chairwoman Jane Dittmar sent to VDOT.