The Above and Beyond charity balloon is inflated in Queen Square ahead of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta on Tuesday in Bristol, England. Now in its 36th year, the fiesta is Europe’s largest annual hot-air balloon event in the city that is seen by many as the home of modern ballooning. Read more
People experience an artwork entitled ‘Spectra’ by Japanese visual artist Ryoji Ikeda during ‘Lights Out’, part of commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the first world war, in London
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at The Tower of London. An installation by Paul Cummins to mark the centenary of the start of World War One
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The Prince of Wales during a wreath-laying ceremony at the cenotaph in Glasgow to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival acts play to the crowds during the first day of the festival on the Royal Mile on Friday
A Chelsea Pensioner walks among poppies in the moat at the Tower of London on Friday. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the first world war, which cost more than 37 million military and civilian casualties between 1914 and 1918.
England’s Jack Laugher and Chris Mears compete in the men’s Synchronised 3m Springboard final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland
Canon Michael Hampel holds a chalice above an embroidered altar frontal at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday in London, England. The frontal, which was made for the cathedral by injured first world war servicemen, is being displayed for the first time in 70 years to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the war.
Ifeoma Nwoye of Nigeria is carried away by her coach after she lost her women’s freestyle 55kg wrestling semi-final to Brittanee Laverdure of Canada at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland
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Horses finish the Qatar Bloodstock Richmond Stakes race on Ladies Day at Goodwood in Chichester, England