Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond shook hands with the Prime Minister before their meeting on Scottish independence.
The pair sat opposite each other for the meeting, flanked y the Scottish Secretary and Deputy First Minister of Scotland.
On the wall behind Mr Salmond's back hung a picture showing the Scottish constituencies won by his SNP party at the last election.
The Prime Minister and Scotland's First Minister have signed a deal to grant Scotland the power to hold a referendum on independence.
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