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  • British police officers stand guard outside the King Edward VII hospital in London where Queen Elizabeth II has admitted to be assessed for symptoms of gastroenteritis, Sunday, March 3, 2013.

    The rare instance of ill health sidelining the long-reigning monarch means that Elizabeth will have to cancel a visit to Rome and other engagements.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 03, 2013, 7:02 PM EST
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  • Displaced Syrian children play with cleaning tools in the Azaz camp for displaced people, north of Aleppo province, Syria, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. According to Syrian activists the number of people in the Azaz camp has grown by 3,000 in the last weeks due to heavier shelling by government forces.

    Combat raged near a historic mosque in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Tuesday while anti-government activists reported fresh clashes near a police academy west of the city.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 26, 2013, 12:09 PM EST
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  • FILE - In this June 11, 2006 file photo, Spanish Princess Christina and her husband Inaki Urdangarin watch the men's tennis final at the French Open tennis tournament in Paris. Urdangarin is accused of having used his position to embezzle several million dollars in public contracts assigned to a nonprofit foundation he set up. The corruption scandal is contributing to the public's diminishing respect for the monarchy. With the 75-year-old king's reputation in decline and several health scares recently.

    The aging King Juan Carlos has seemed increasingly out of touch with his people as they try to keep afloat in Europe's economic storm.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 22, 2013, 11:14 AM EST
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  • Britain's Kate the Duchess of Cambridge waves at members of the media and people who gathered to see her, on arrival at Hope House, in London, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. As patron of Action on Addiction, the Duchess was visiting Hope House, a safe, secure place for women to recover from substance dependence.

    The Daily Mail ran a front-page broadside against two-time Booker Prize-winner Hilary Mantel for her "venomous attack" on the former Kate Middleton.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 19, 2013, 11:51 AM EST
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