The Parliament has opened, the red carpet has been rolled away and the Usher of the Black Rod has retired to her quarters for a well-earned rest. Owing to popular demand, this week we bring you a special Wednesday edition of the House in Review providing a glimpse of the Opening of the 57th Parliament – in pictures. Click on the arrows below to see some of the highlights from the day.

And stay tuned for our usual Thursday edition tomorrow where we take you behind the scenes of the preparations for a new parliament.

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