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Profile: Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson speaks after being announced as Britain's next Prime Minister in London, July 23. 


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Boris Johnson speaks after being announced as Britain's next Prime Minister in London, July 23. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Boris Johnson speaks after being announced as Britain's next Prime Minister in London, July 23. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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Conservative party leadership candidate Boris Johnson holds ice cream in Barry Island, before a hustings event with leadership rival Jeremy Hunt in Cardiff, July 6. Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

Conservative party leadership candidate Boris Johnson holds ice cream in Barry Island, before a hustings event with leadership rival Jeremy Hunt in Cardiff, July 6. Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

Conservative party leadership candidate Boris Johnson holds ice cream in Barry Island, before a hustings event with leadership rival Jeremy Hunt in Cardiff, July 6. Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS
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Boris Johnson, leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, holds a battering ram as he visits the Thames Valley Police Training Centre in Reading, July 3. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/Pool

Boris Johnson, leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, holds a battering ram as he visits the Thames Valley Police Training Centre in Reading, July 3. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/Pool

Boris Johnson, leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, holds a battering ram as he visits the Thames Valley Police Training Centre in Reading, July 3. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/Pool
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Boris Johnson attends a hustings event in Nottingham, July 6. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Boris Johnson attends a hustings event in Nottingham, July 6. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Boris Johnson attends a hustings event in Nottingham, July 6. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Boris Johnson holds up a string of sausages around his neck during a visit to Heck Foods Ltd. headquarters, as part of his Conservative Party leadership campaign tour near Bedale, July 4. Darren Staples/Pool via REUTERS

Boris Johnson holds up a string of sausages around his neck during a visit to Heck Foods Ltd. headquarters, as part of his Conservative Party leadership campaign tour near Bedale, July 4. Darren Staples/Pool via REUTERS

Boris Johnson holds up a string of sausages around his neck during a visit to Heck Foods Ltd. headquarters, as part of his Conservative Party leadership campaign tour near Bedale, July 4. Darren Staples/Pool via REUTERS
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Boris Johnson reacts as he visits the Thames Valley Police Training Centre in Reading, July 3. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/Pool

Boris Johnson reacts as he visits the Thames Valley Police Training Centre in Reading, July 3. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/Pool

Boris Johnson reacts as he visits the Thames Valley Police Training Centre in Reading, July 3. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/Pool
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Boris Johnson smells his hands after shearing a sheep during his visit to Nosterfield farm near Ripon, North Yorkshire, July 4. Oli Scarff/Pool via REUTERS

Boris Johnson smells his hands after shearing a sheep during his visit to Nosterfield farm near Ripon, North Yorkshire, July 4. Oli Scarff/Pool via REUTERS

Boris Johnson smells his hands after shearing a sheep during his visit to Nosterfield farm near Ripon, North Yorkshire, July 4. Oli Scarff/Pool via REUTERS
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Boris Johnson visits a tea shop in Oxshott, Surrey, June 25. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Boris Johnson visits a tea shop in Oxshott, Surrey, June 25. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Boris Johnson visits a tea shop in Oxshott, Surrey, June 25. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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Boris Johnson and Britain's former Brexit Minister Dominic Raab visit a butcher's shop in Oxshott, Surrey, June 25. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Boris Johnson and Britain's former Brexit Minister Dominic Raab visit a butcher's shop in Oxshott, Surrey, June 25. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Boris Johnson and Britain's former Brexit Minister Dominic Raab visit a butcher's shop in Oxshott, Surrey, June 25. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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Boris Johnson drinks water as he attends a hustings event in Birmingham, June 22. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Boris Johnson drinks water as he attends a hustings event in Birmingham, June 22. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Boris Johnson drinks water as he attends a hustings event in Birmingham, June 22. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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Boris Johnson offers cups of tea to journalists outside his home near Thame in Oxfordshire, August 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Boris Johnson offers cups of tea to journalists outside his home near Thame in Oxfordshire, August 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Boris Johnson offers cups of tea to journalists outside his home near Thame in Oxfordshire, August 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson sits with Year 1 pupils from the Stingray class during a visit to St Leonard's Church of England Primary Academy in Hastings, March 2018. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson sits with Year 1 pupils from the Stingray class during a visit to St Leonard's Church of England Primary Academy in Hastings, March 2018. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson sits with Year 1 pupils from the Stingray class during a visit to St Leonard's Church of England Primary Academy in Hastings, March 2018. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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London Mayor Boris Johnson takes part in a tug of war with members of the armed services to launch the London Poppy Day, outside City Hall, October 2015. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

London Mayor Boris Johnson takes part in a tug of war with members of the armed services to launch the London Poppy Day, outside City Hall, October 2015. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

London Mayor Boris Johnson takes part in a tug of war with members of the armed services to launch the London Poppy Day, outside City Hall, October 2015. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson holds a rhinoceros horn as he visits a Metropolitan Police wildlife crime unit in London, February 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson holds a rhinoceros horn as he visits a Metropolitan Police wildlife crime unit in London, February 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson holds a rhinoceros horn as he visits a Metropolitan Police wildlife crime unit in London, February 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson
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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson looks at a bipedal humanoid robot Wabian2 at Waseda University's Kikuicho Campus in Tokyo, July 2017. REUTERS/Eugene Hoshiko/Pool

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson looks at a bipedal humanoid robot Wabian2 at Waseda University's Kikuicho Campus in Tokyo, July 2017. REUTERS/Eugene Hoshiko/Pool

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson looks at a bipedal humanoid robot Wabian2 at Waseda University's Kikuicho Campus in Tokyo, July 2017. REUTERS/Eugene Hoshiko/Pool
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson reads before a meeting of the United Nations Security Council in New York, September 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson reads before a meeting of the United Nations Security Council in New York, September 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson reads before a meeting of the United Nations Security Council in New York, September 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson gestures as he plays during his visit to a cricket academy in Kolkata, India, January 2017. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson gestures as he plays during his visit to a cricket academy in Kolkata, India, January 2017. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson gestures as he plays during his visit to a cricket academy in Kolkata, India, January 2017. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks during the MED Mediterranean Dialogues forum in Rome, December 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks during the MED Mediterranean Dialogues forum in Rome, December 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks during the MED Mediterranean Dialogues forum in Rome, December 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Vote Leave campaigner Boris Johnson wears protective equipment as he visits Reid Steel during a campaign stop in Christchurch, May 2016. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Vote Leave campaigner Boris Johnson wears protective equipment as he visits Reid Steel during a campaign stop in Christchurch, May 2016. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Vote Leave campaigner Boris Johnson wears protective equipment as he visits Reid Steel during a campaign stop in Christchurch, May 2016. REUTERS/Darren Staples
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Boris Johnson holds up a Cornish pasty during the launch of the Vote Leave bus campaign in Truro, May 2016. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Boris Johnson holds up a Cornish pasty during the launch of the Vote Leave bus campaign in Truro, May 2016. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Boris Johnson holds up a Cornish pasty during the launch of the Vote Leave bus campaign in Truro, May 2016. REUTERS/Darren Staples
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London Mayor Boris Johnson looks at a fish while touring the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem, November 2015. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

London Mayor Boris Johnson looks at a fish while touring the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem, November 2015. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

London Mayor Boris Johnson looks at a fish while touring the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem, November 2015. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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London's Mayor Boris Johnson collides with 10-year-old Toki Sekiguchi during a game of Street Rugby with a group of Tokyo children, outside the Tokyo Square Gardens building, October 15, 2015.  REUTERS/Issei Kato

London's Mayor Boris Johnson collides with 10-year-old Toki Sekiguchi during a game of Street Rugby with a group of Tokyo children, outside the Tokyo Square Gardens building, October 15, 2015. REUTERS/Issei Kato

London's Mayor Boris Johnson collides with 10-year-old Toki Sekiguchi during a game of Street Rugby with a group of Tokyo children, outside the Tokyo Square Gardens building, October 15, 2015. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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London Mayor Boris Johnson delivers his keynote speech to the Conservative Party annual conference in Manchester, October 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville

London Mayor Boris Johnson delivers his keynote speech to the Conservative Party annual conference in Manchester, October 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville

London Mayor Boris Johnson delivers his keynote speech to the Conservative Party annual conference in Manchester, October 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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British actress Barbara Windsor and London Mayor Boris Johnson play sitting volleyball at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, August 2012. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

British actress Barbara Windsor and London Mayor Boris Johnson play sitting volleyball at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, August 2012. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

British actress Barbara Windsor and London Mayor Boris Johnson play sitting volleyball at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, August 2012. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
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London Mayor Boris Johnson cycles off after speaking to the media in front of his home in London, February 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

London Mayor Boris Johnson cycles off after speaking to the media in front of his home in London, February 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

London Mayor Boris Johnson cycles off after speaking to the media in front of his home in London, February 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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London Mayor Boris Johnson gestures as he plants waterlilies at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, west London, March 2015. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

London Mayor Boris Johnson gestures as he plants waterlilies at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, west London, March 2015. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

London Mayor Boris Johnson gestures as he plants waterlilies at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, west London, March 2015. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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London Mayor Boris Johnson squeezes onto a children's play rope bridge at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park ahead of its opening in east London, April 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

London Mayor Boris Johnson squeezes onto a children's play rope bridge at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park ahead of its opening in east London, April 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

London Mayor Boris Johnson squeezes onto a children's play rope bridge at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park ahead of its opening in east London, April 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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London Mayor Boris Johnson takes part in a charity game of tennis at the Queen's Club in west London, June 2013. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

London Mayor Boris Johnson takes part in a charity game of tennis at the Queen's Club in west London, June 2013. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

London Mayor Boris Johnson takes part in a charity game of tennis at the Queen's Club in west London, June 2013. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
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London Mayor Boris Johnson tests out a bed during his visit to the 2012 Olympic Park and Olympic Village in London, July 2012. REUTERS/Scott Heavey/Pool

London Mayor Boris Johnson tests out a bed during his visit to the 2012 Olympic Park and Olympic Village in London, July 2012. REUTERS/Scott Heavey/Pool

London Mayor Boris Johnson tests out a bed during his visit to the 2012 Olympic Park and Olympic Village in London, July 2012. REUTERS/Scott Heavey/Pool
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London Mayor Boris Johnson holds a brick as he speaks during the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham,  September 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples

London Mayor Boris Johnson holds a brick as he speaks during the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, September 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples

London Mayor Boris Johnson holds a brick as he speaks during the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, September 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples
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