After six decades on the throne, Britain's Queen Elizabeth has probably seen and heard it all.
So who could fault the 86-year-old monarch for showing up at a spectacular concert to celebrate her diamond jubilee with a set of earplugs, pictured.
Robbie Williams kicked off the bash outside Buckingham Palace, followed by acts from throughout the queen's 60-year reign. The star-studded show - watched by a crowd of 250,000 - included ex-Beatle Paul McCartney, Elton John, Cliff Richard, Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue and Stevie Wonder. The queen appeared on stage at the end to light a ceremonial beacon - the centerpiece of a chain of 4,200 spanning the Commonwealth - triggering a thunderous firework finale.