BBC News NI in pictures: April to June 2018

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image captionApril: Key figures who helped negotiate the Good Friday Agreement attend an event in Queen's University to mark its 20th anniversary.
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image captionTwo people died after a light aircraft crashed in County Antrim. The small plane, thought to be a Cessna, came down between Nutts Corner and Loanends.
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image captionMay: Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn made his first official visit to Northern Ireland where he talked to business leaders about a number of issues, including Brexit.
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image captionMore than 100,000 people visited the 150th Balmoral Show. The event, which ran over four days, took place on the outskirts of Lisburn.
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image captionMay: Street parties were held across Northern Ireland to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
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image captionCelebrations are held at Dublin Castle as the result of the Irish referendum on the country's abortion laws is announced. The Republic of Ireland voted in favour of overturning the abortion ban by 66.4% to 33.6%.
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image captionJune: The Prince of Wales visited Northern Ireland on a two-day visit. His first engagement was to visit Carlisle Memorial Methodist Church which has been undergoing major regeneration.
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image captionDUP leader Arlene Foster at the Pink News LGBT Summer Reception at Stormont. Speaking to members of the LGBT community, she said that just because they disagreed on (same sex) marriage did not mean she did not value their community.
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image captionLeo Varadkar became the first taoiseach (Irish prime minister) to visit the headquarters of the Orange Order in east Belfast.
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image captionThe hot weather may have brought many to the shores, but it also resulted in Northern Ireland Water introducing a hosepipe ban as demand started to outstrip supply.
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image captionThe hot weather also caused the supply at Spelga Dam, County Down, to drop, exposing an old road that usually sits well below the waterline.