Famous Handshakes That Brought A Message Of Peace (PHOTOS)

06/25/2012 01:45 pm ET

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II and former Provisional Irish Republican Army leader Martin McGuinness are expected to shake hands in a delicately choreographed moment for both sides, an encounter which may be shielded from cameras but which puts a further seal on the peace process in Northern Ireland.

Here's a gallery of historic handshakes that became powerful symbols of peace:

Text courtesy of Associated Press.

Famous Handshakes