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David Cameron's Political Career, In Pictures

As the prime minister hands over the reins to Theresa May after six years in power, we look back on Cameron's career highlights.

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The shadow cabinet stand outside at the Racquet Club in Liverpool after a meeting. Front, left to right: Theresa May, David Lidington, Theresa Villiers, David Cameron, William Hague, Cheryl Gillan, Peter Ainsworth, Caroline Spelman. Middle, left to right: Oliver Letwin, Alan Duncan, Andrew Mitchell, David Willetts, Andrew Lansley. Back, left to right: David Davis, Patrick McLoughlin, George Osborne, David Mundell, Chris Grayling, Phllip Hammond, Francis Maude, Oliver Heald.

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With former prime minister Margaret Thatcher (centre) and the Speaker of the House of Commons, Michael Martin (left), at the unveiling of a bronze statue of Thatcher inside the Palace of Westminster, London.

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Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, Cameron, and Labour prime minister Gordon Brown hold wreathes during a Remembrance day service and parade in Whitehall, London. Behind them are chancellor Alistair Darling, former PM John Major, and Thatcher.

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Cameron, now prime minister, and Clegg, now deputy PM, react to a journalist's question during a joint news conference in the gardens of 10 Downing Street in central London on 12 May.

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The Camerons with their baby daughter Florence Rose Endellion outside 10 Downing Street following their return to London after a summer holiday in Cornwall.

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Cameron walks past Clegg after addressing an audience of Olympic site apprentices and business leaders inside the handball arena at the 2012 London Olympic Park.

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Cameron is greeted by Brian Blessed after returning to Downing Street from parliament. Blessed is there to hand him a giant postcard in support of greater transparency on animal research.

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Cameron helping with a reading lesson at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School in Westhoughton near Bolton where he met pupils, Lucy Howarth, 6, and Will Spibey, 5.

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Outgoing British prime minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street with his family behind, in central London on 13 July before going to Buckingham Palace to tender his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II.

Matt Tucker is the UK Picture Editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

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Laura Gallant is a staff photographer at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

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