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Queen lands in Ireland on trip to celebrate peace

 An armed British police stands guard by an outdoor bar on the Thames River side of Parliament after a bomb threat was issued in London, Monday, May 1...
 A protester puts up a placard to protest at the visit by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to Ireland, Monday, May, 16, 2011.  Queen Elizabeth II begins a...

Britain Ireland Queen Visit

An armed British police stands guard by an outdoor bar on the Thames River side of Parliament after a bomb threat was issued in London, Monday, May 1...

Ireland Britain Royal Visit

A protester puts up a placard to protest at the visit by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to Ireland, Monday, May, 16, 2011. Queen Elizabeth II begins a...

Queen Elizabeth II has landed near Dublin to begin the first visit by a British monarch to the Republic of Ireland.
The four-day trip is designed to highlight strong Anglo-Irish relations and the blooming of peace in neighboring Northern Ireland.
But IRA dissidents opposed to compromise with Britain are trying to undermine the visit with real and hoax bombs. Irish Army experts defused one pipe bomb on a Dublin-bound bus hours before the queen's arrival Tuesday.
Irish Army commanders and an honor guard greeted the queen and her husband, Prince Philip, as they landed at a military airstrip outside Dublin.
On her first day, Elizabeth is having lunch with Irish President Mary McAleese, visiting Trinity College Dublin, and laying a wreath honoring Ireland's rebel dead.