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The Queen and IRA commander shake hands in show of peace

ENGLAND -- A handshake between two countries shows progress after two decades of violence.

Queen Elizabeth the Second of Great Britain shook the hand of Martin McGuinness, a former commander of the Irish Republican Army.

McGuinness helped fight for Irish Independence from Britain for decades.

The IRA used car bombs and assassinated the British, including one of the Queen's cousins.

After the handshake, McGuinness says he still wants Irish independence.

Both sides now admit mistakes and embrace a shared future.

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