Irish President Michael D. Higgins delivers his speech at the Houses of Parliament, under a portrait of King George VI, in London, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The state visit by President Michael D. ... more 
Irish President Michael D. Higgins delivers his speech at the Houses of Parliament, under a portrait of King George VI, in London, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The state visit by President Michael D. Higgins is the first by an Irish head of state since Ireland threw off British rule and its monarchy a century ago, and this visit is seen as a sign of how Northern Ireland's peace process has transformed relations between two one-time enemies. Higgins said that while it was impossible to "wipe the slate clean" about the past, relations between the two countries are good. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Lefteris Pitarakis
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 1:54 PM EDT