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In pictures: The discovery of Richard III's remains

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An undated photo made available by the University of Leicester, England, Feb. 4 2013 of the skull found at the Grey Friars excavation in Leicester. Tests have established that a skeleton found , including this skull, are "beyond reasonable doubt" the long-lost remains of England's King Richard III, missing for 500 years.

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Jo Appleby, a lecturer in Human Bioarchaeology, at University of Leicester, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, who led the exhumation of the remains found during a dig at a Leicester parking lot, speaks at the university Monday Feb. 4, 2013.

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Michael Ibsen of Canada, a descendent of King Richard III, listens during a news conference in Leicester, Feb. 4, 2013. A skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine entombed under a car park is that of Richard III, scientific tests confirmed.

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A television image of King Richard III's skull is seen next to a portrait of him during a news conference in Leicester, England Feb. 4, 2013.

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The skeleton of Richard III is seen in a trench at the Grey Friars excavation site in Leicester, England, in this photograph provided by the University of Leicester Feb. 4, 2013.

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The skeleton of Richard III, which was discovered at the Grey Friars excavation site in Leicester, England, is seen in this photograph provided by the University of Leicester and received in London on February 4, 2013.

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People stand near the memorial stone to King Richard III inside Leicester Cathedral, Feb. 4, 2013. Richard was immortalized in a play by Shakespeare as a hunchbacked usurper who left a trail of bodies — including those of his two young nephews, murdered in the Tower of London — on his way to the throne.

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Light falls on a stone referring to King Richard III at Leicester Cathedral, central England, February 4, 2013.

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A guard stands at the entrance to the parking lot where the skeleton of King Richard III was discovered in Leicester, England, February 4, 2013.

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