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

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

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Here are the day's events in pictures.

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image captionTheresa May left Downing Street on Wednesday morning to travel to Westminster for her final Prime Minister's Questions
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image captionMPs 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
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image captionOutside No 10, with husband Philip at her side, she said serving as prime minister had been "the greatest honour"
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image captionShe then made her way to Buckingham Palace to tender her resignation
image captionShe was followed by Mr Johnson, whose motorcade was briefly disrupted by protesters who attempted to block his journey
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image captionPhotos released of the meeting show Mr Johnson bowing to the Queen after she officially confirmed him as the new prime minister.
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image captionMeanwhile his partner Carrie Symonds was among those waiting for him in Downing Street
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image captionSpeaking outside No 10, Mr Johnson immediately addressed Brexit, saying the British people "have had enough of waiting"
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image captionThe new prime minister then stepped inside 10 Downing Street
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image captionThere he was greeted by staff
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image captionThe new Home Secretary Priti Patel left Downing Street after receiving her appointment
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image captionJacob Rees-Mogg arrives at Downing Street on the evening he was appointed leader of the House
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image captionDominic Raab (centre) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office after being appointed foreign secretary
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image captionPrime Minister Boris Johnson in the empty cabinet room on Wednesday evening

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