British queen makes historic trip to Ireland
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II set foot on Irish soil Tuesday at the start of a historic state visit that heralds a new era in relations between Britain and the Republic of Ireland. Politicians on both side of the Irish Sea have described the four-day event as momentous. Click through to see scenes from the Queen's trip.
Queen Elizabeth II and Ireland's President Mary McAleese (right) stood in the Irish War Memorial Gardens at Islandbridge in Dublin.