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Gallery: Boris Johnson wins the race to become Britain's next prime minister

Boris Johnson wins the race to become Britain's next prime minister, heading straight into a confrontation over Brexit with Brussels and parliament, as well as a tense diplomatic stand-off with Iran.

Gallery: Boris Johnson wins the race to become Britain's next prime minister
Newly elected leader of the Conservative party Boris Johnson gestures at Conservative party HQ in Westminster on July 23, 2019 in London, England. After a month of hustings, campaigning and televised debates the members of the UK's Conservative and Unionist Party have voted for Boris Johnson to be their new leader and the country's next Prime Minister, replacing Theresa May.
Gallery: Boris Johnson wins the race to become Britain's next prime minister
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (L) reacts as fellow leadership contender Boris Johnson is elected as the new leader of the Conservative Party and British Prime Minister during the Conservative Leadership announcement at the QEII Centre on July 23, 2019 in London, England.
Gallery: Boris Johnson wins the race to become Britain's next prime minister
Boris's father Stanley Johnson, sister Rachel Johnson and brother Jo Johnson react after Boris Johnson is elected as the new leader of the Conservative Party and British Prime Minister during the Conservative Leadership announcement at the QEII Centre on July 23, 2019 in London, England.
Gallery: Boris Johnson wins the race to become Britain's next prime minister
Newly elected leader of the Conservative party Boris Johnson (R) shakes hands with Chairman of Conservative Party Brandon Lewis as he arrives at Conservative party HQ in Westminster on July 23, 2019 in London, England.
Gallery: Boris Johnson wins the race to become Britain's next prime minister
Newly elected British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is congratulated by Dame Cheryl Gillan during the Conservative Leadership announcement at the QEII Centre on July 23, 2019 in London, England.
Gallery: Boris Johnson wins the race to become Britain's next prime minister
A policeman stands guard outside 10 Downing Street in central London on July 23, 2019. Theresa May chaired her last cabinet meeting ahead of the Conservative Party announcement of who will replace her as head of the party and prime minister.