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8 May 2010updated 27 Sep 2015 2:21am

The day the picture editors got lucky

Clegg, Cameron and Brown all in one place.

By Jon Bernstein

Timing doesn’t come much better than this. The chance of the three leading characters in the biggest political story in decades being photographed together would normally have been nil, given the sensitivity of the coalition talks.

So the VE Day 65th anniversary tributes at the Cenotaph today proved a happy, if sombre, coincidence for the newspaper snappers. As my colleague Mehdi Hasan tweeted earlier:

Amusing to see 3 party leaders standing next to each other at the Cenotaph live on TV. Are GB and DC whispering sweet nothings to Clegg?

Judging by the picture above, it looks unlikely.

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