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After Queen Elizabeth II's death was announced, Wikipedia editors discussed which historical photo to use for her page. Wikipedia hide caption

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Fastest 'was' in the West: Inside Wikipedia's race to cover the queen's death

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Grenadier Guards flank the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II during a procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall in London on Wednesday. The Queen will lie in state in Westminster Hall for four full days before her funeral on Monday. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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The hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped with the Royal Standard of Scotland, leaves Balmoral as it begins its journey to Edinburgh. Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the English punk band the Sex Pistols. From left: Lead singer and songwriter John Joseph Lydon a.k.a. Johnny Rotten, drummer Paul Cook, bass guitarist John Simon Ritchie a.k.a. Sid Vicious and guitarist Steve Jones. Mirrorpix/John Mead/Mirrorpix/Getty Images hide caption

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British pop music has a fraught relationship with Queen Elizabeth

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King Charles III signs an oath to uphold the security of the Church in Scotland during the Accession Council at St James's Palace, London, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, where King Charles III is formally proclaimed monarch. Victoria Jones/AP hide caption

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Queen Elizabeth greets leader of the Conservative party Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle on Tuesday. The queen is under medical observation after her doctors became concerned about her health. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Liz Truss on Tuesday during an audience at Balmoral, Scotland, where the monarch invited the newly elected leader of the Conservative Party to become prime minister and form a new government. Jane Barlow/Pool Photo via AP hide caption

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Britain's Prince Charles sits by the Imperial State Crown in the House of Lords on Tuesday during the opening of Parliament in London. Pool photo via AP hide caption

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Prince Harry and his wife Meghan speak during the Global Citizen festival, on Sept. 25, 2021, in New York. The couple visited Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle on Thursday. Stefan Jeremiah/AP hide caption

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to attend the weekly session of Prime Ministers Questions in London on Wednesday. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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Barbados's Prime Minister Mia Mottley, left, asks the country's new president, Sandra Mason, seated at right, to make Barbadian singer Rihanna the country's 11th National Hero during a ceremony to declare Barbados a republic Tuesday. Randy Brooks/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Queen Elizabeth II appears on a screen via videolink from Windsor Castle during a virtual audience at Buckingham Palace, on Tuesday. Victoria Jones/Pool via AP hide caption

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Dame Sandra Mason is seen here after she was made a Dame Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in 2018 in London. Before her election as the first president of Barbados, she served as the governor general. She will serve both roles. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden is set to spend eight days in Europe, first meeting allies and partners in the U.K. and Brussels, and then meeting his Russian counterpart in Geneva. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A British newspaper flutters in the wind outside Buckingham Palace in London the day after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's interview with Oprah Winfrey. Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images hide caption

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