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'My goodness, McGuinness!': How the world saw the historic handshake

The handshake went as planned – but how did it go down with those watching? Here are the headlines…

ALL EYES WERE on Belfast yesterday as Queen Elizabeth II met former IRA leader and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

The historic handshake passed off without a hitch – as this body language expert explained – but how did it go down with those who were watching?

We’ve been rounding up the best of the headlines from Ireland and abroad:

'My goodness, McGuinness!': How the world saw the historic handshake
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Read: ‘I’m still a Republican’: The body language surrounding the historic handshake>

Pictures: Martin McGuinness meets and shakes hands with Queen Elizabeth II>

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