John Hume: Life in pictures

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John Hume (middle right) pictured in 1973 with three other founding members of the SDLP: Austin Currie, Gerry Fitt and Paddy Devlin
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John Hume with his wife Pat after his election to the European Parliament in 1979
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As leader of the SDLP, John Hume helped create the climate that brought an end to violence in Northern Ireland.
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SDLP leader John Hume, DUP leader Ian Paisley, UUP MP Martin Smyth and Alliance Party leader John Alderdice announce preliminary talks in 1991
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Despite enormous criticism, John Hume always defended his decision to talk to Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams in order to build the peace process.
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John Hume and Ian Paisley on Rathlin Island in 1992 when wind turbines were first installed to generate electricity for the island
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John Hume cultivated relationships with the White house and US Congress. Here he is with US Senator Edward Kennedy during a visit to Londonderry in 1998
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John Hume pictured with David Trimble and Tony Blair in the lead up to the referendum on the Good Friday Agreement
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John Hume held his seat in the European Parliament for 25 years. Here he is during the announcement of the results of the 1999 European election, in which he came a close second in the poll to Ian Paisley
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John Hume stood down as leader of the SDLP in 2001, and retired from politics in 2004
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John Hume never lost the conviction that negotiations would in the end provide the solution. In 1998 he saw the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.
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Former US President Bill Clinton returned to Derry in 2010, 15 years after his first visit.
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John Hume with Gerry Adams during a march in Derry before the release of the findings of the Saville Inquiry into Bloody Sunday
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John Hume, pictured at home in 2000, consistently opposed violence on all sides throughout the Troubles