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Thursday, September 20, 2007
In a further development in photo-op over retail in American presidential campaigning, Giuliani makes a stop in London. The photos in the Telegraph show him shaking hands with Lady Thatcher and Mr. Blair, and learning from Prime Minister Brown how to summon a broom. He also did some "wrapping himself in the legacy of Churchill," whatever that means.

Next: lox with Disraeli, evensong with Gladstone, trip to Israel with Balfour, sailing with Heath, cricket with Major, inner-tubing with Hague (free souvenir cap)....