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Saying goodbye to 10 Downing Street

A photo gallery of Gordon Brown’s last moments in the PM’s office and residence

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Sometimes pictures are worth more than words. A Guardian photographer was granted exclusive access to 10 Downing Street yesterday to document what turned out to be the final moments of Gordon Brown’s Labour government. His 14-photos capture moments of fear, as Brown and advisors wait for the phone call that will seal their fate from Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats. Then resignation, and even pathos. The final shot is a box of Brown’s mementos, already packed up and sitting by the wall, even as he heads to Buckingham Palace to see the Queen and formally end his tenure as Britain’s Prime Minister.

Guardian

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