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Legacy of decency: Asian leaders pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Monarch was frequent visitor to region during her 70-year reign

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at a civic ceremony in New Delhi during the Royal Tour of India, circa January 1961.   © Getty Images

TOKYO -- Tributes have been pouring in from leaders across the Asia-Pacific offering their condolences and respect for Queen Elizabeth II who died after 70 years on the British throne.

During her reign, the queen was a regular visitor to Asia, especially to member states of the Commonwealth. She visited Australia as many as 16 times, and made 10 trips to New Zealand.

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