A man with his English Setters at the annual Crufts Dog Show at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, Britain, on Thursday. The world’s largest dog show will be held until Sunday. The main competition is for the Best in Show award, the most coveted title sought by dog owners
Police officers stand outside the vehicle entrance after a van said to be carrying Nathan Matthews entered Bristol Magistrates Court in Bristol, England. The search for teenager Becky Watts ended when police investigating her disappearance found body parts at a house in Bristol. Her stepbrother Nathan Matthews has been charged with her murder whilst his girlfriend has been charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.
A member of staff holds the artwork Migraine, by Jake and Dinos Chapman, at Sotheby’s auction house in London on Wednesday. The work is part of an exhibition and sale called Bear Witness, which will be auctioned over three days next week
The President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto, left, views Mexican items in the Royal Collection with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, right, at Buckingham Palace, London, during the first day of a three-day state visit to Britain.
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The Royal Mint unveil the new coinage portrait of the Queen at the National Portrait Gallery, London on Monday.
Commissioned art adorns an office building in Walsall, West Midlands. The UK general election takes place on May 7.
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Firefighters protest during a 24 hour strike outside Methodist Central Hall Westminster on Wednesday in London, England. Firefighters across the country are parcipitating in the strike over changes to their pensions
Shaolin monks pose for a photograph in Chinatown in London, England, on Monday. The monks practice Shaolin Kung Fu, which is believed to be the oldest institutionalised style of kung fu, and are demonstrating their skills while touring the UK
Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne (R), and London Mayor, Boris Johnson, announce their Long Term Economic Plan for London, at the Tate Modern in London.
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The horse and hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt prepares for a mid-week hunt on the 10th anniversary of the ban on hunting with hounds on Wednesday in Knutsford, England. The riders and hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt set off on a drag hunt through the Cheshire countryside
The container ship Lysblink Seaways grounded at Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan in the West Highlands, Scotland on Wednesday
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The Dean of Ripon Cathedral John Dobson takes part in the annual Pancake Races with children from Ripon Cathedral School outside Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire.
A driverless vehicle known as a Lutz ‘Pathfinder’ Pod in central London. The British government launched the first official trials of driverless cars on Wednesday
David Beckham attends a press conference to mark his 10 years as a Unicef goodwill ambassador at Google’s headquarters in central London. He announced the launch of the 7: David Beckham Unicef Fund, named after his Manchester United shirt number
An employee arranges the plants on the Orchid Wander wall during the 2015 Orchids Festival at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London
Event employee Charlotte Martin positions place sticks for guests during preparations for this Sunday’s British Academy of Film and Television Awards (Bafta) at the Royal Opera House in central London on Wednesday
A swimmer prepares to swim in the Serpentine lake after snow fall in central London on Tuesday.
Artist Katie Ashton puts the finishing touches to the wax figure of Yoda as part of a new Star Wars experience at Madame Tussauds in London. The collaboration with Disney UK & Ireland and Lucasfilm will feature 11 walk-in scenes that will bring iconic moments from Star Wars films to life and feature 16 heroes and villains.
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The four original surviving copies of the Magna Carta are brought together for the first time, as they are prepared for display at the British Library in central London, as part of its 800th anniversary.
Umbrellas are used to protect condolence books for victims of the siege at the Lindt Cafe in Sydney before they are signed by visiting British foreign and defence secretaries on Monday. Three people, including the lone gunman who took 17 hostages during the siege, died in December. The visit to the site was held ahead of annual Australia-UK security talks.