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Reverend Claire Turner celebrates with a drink outside the venue... News PhotoBishop - Clergy,Celebration,Drink,Minister - Clergy,North Yorkshire,People,Religion,UK,Vertical,York - YorkshirePhotographer Collection: AFP Reverend Claire Turner celebrates with a drink outside the venue after members voted to approve the creation of female bishops at the Church of England General Synod in York, northern England, on July 14, 2014. The Church of England overcame bitter divisions on July 14 to vote in favour of allowing female bishops for the first time in its nearly 500-year history. The decision reverses a previous shock rejection in 2012 and comes after intensive diplomacy by Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. AFP PHOTO / LINDSEY PARNABY (Photo credit should read LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)