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In pictures: Indian PM Modi visits the UK

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in the UK for a visit which he says will give "great impetus" to the ties between the two countries.

Mr Modi's trip will last three days, and his planned engagements include meeting the Queen at Buckingham Palace and addressing thousands at Wembley Stadium.

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Image caption Mr Modi landed at Heathrow Airport on Thursday morning
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Image caption The prime minister got a warm welcome at the airport from UK ministers Hugo Swire and Priti Patel
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Image caption Protesters gathered near Downing Street, where Mr Modi met UK Prime Minister David Cameron
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Image caption While some protesters were concerned with Mr Modi's domestic policies, others held placards demanding that he "stop meddling in Nepal's internal affairs"
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Image caption Supporters of Mr Modi also gathered - and thousands more will assemble on Friday at Wembley Stadium
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Image caption Soldiers from the Scots Guards formed an honour guard to mark the Indian PM's arrival
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Image caption Mr Modi inspected the soldiers outside the Treasury in London on the first day of his visit
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Image caption The two leaders held private talks at Downing Street. Mr Modi earlier said his visit was to strengthen "co-operation with a traditional friend", while Mr Cameron said it was a "historic opportunity"
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Image caption Mr Cameron and Mr Modi also held a meeting in the Cabinet Room in 10 Downing Street
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Image caption At a joint press conference at the Foreign Office, David Cameron said the two leaders shared similar priorities, "to create jobs and opportunities for all, to protect our people from terrorism and to tackle global challenges like climate change"
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Image caption Mr Modi bowed at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament Square
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Image caption The RAF's Red Arrows performed a flypast over Big Ben and Parliament Square to mark Mr Modi's visit
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Image caption Addressing Parliament, Mr Modi said he wanted to create a "leading global partnership" between the two countries

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