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An officer, right, checks Jatinderpal Singh Bhullar, 25, a Sikh soldier with the Scots Guards, performs guarding duties outside Buckingham Palace in central London, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. becoming the first guardsman to parade wearing a turban instead of the famous bearskin. Other Sikhs have taken part in guarding the queen's palace in the past but they wore traditional bearskin hats, rather than turbans. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Sikh soldier first to wear turban on palace guard

Britain's Ministry of Defense says a Sikh soldier has become the first guardsman to parade outside Buckingham Palace while wearing his traditional turban.