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A moment in history

It was a simple gesture that lasted just seconds but will go down in history.

Her Majesty the Queen has met  Martin McGuiness, a senior Sinn Fein politician who was once a commander of the IRA, and they shook hands.

It's being seen by many as the ultimate act of reconciliation. More than three and a half thousand people died in the troubles in Northern Ireland including the Queen's cousin Lord Mountbatten.