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Photo-Op of the Day: Mayor Villaraigosa Greets Royal Couple

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It was all smiles on this sunny Friday afternoon as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge deplaned and walked the tarmac, greeted by California and Los Angeles political big wigs. Never one to shy away from a clicking camera, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was on hand to shake hands and flash his pearly whites at LAX. Welcome to Los Angeles, William and Kate. Say cheese!