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70 years of the Special Relationship


Above: To help celebrate 70 years of the Special Relationship, “Lady Liberty” and “Uncle Sam” handed out cupcakes to passers by at the famous ‘Allies’ bronze statues of Franklin D Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, sitting together on a bench in Bond Street, Mayfair, Lon- don. You can see more photos on the US Embassy’s Flickr photostream (usembassylondon) or follow #specialrelationship on Twitter.


Left: To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Route 66, the Illinois Office of Tourism and inter- national street artist Will Vibes have unveiled a 52ft high mural (check the size of the per- son by our page number!) on a wall on Clerkenwell Road, London. It depicts Americana iconography found on the first stretch of Route 66, starting in Chicago, Illinois. For more information - or to plan your own trip down the Mother Road - visit EnjoyIllinois.com.


Below: An artist’s impression of the US Embassy building in Mayfair which is to be con- verted by developers Qatari Diar into a luxury 137 bedroom, five star hotel complete with a ballroom. Ambassador Matthew Barzun and his team will move south of the Thames to their new berth in Nine Elms early in 2017.


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