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Balloonists Take To The Skies For The Bristol International Balloon Festival...BRISTOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05:  The Above and Beyond charity balloon is inflated in Queen Square ahead of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta on August 5, 2014 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.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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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

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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 I. Yeoman Warder John Donald walks throught the ceramic poppy field. Photograph: Rosie HallamBlood 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 I.

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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

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.

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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.

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival acts play to the crowds during the first day of the festival on the Royal Mile on Friday

A bemedalled Chelsea Pensioner walks amongst red poppies in the moat at the Tower of London in London, Britain, 01 August 2014. The Tower of London moat is slowly turning red as some 888,246 ceramic poppies are planted in memory of the British and Commonwealth dead from World War I. The year 2014 sees the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI, or the Great War, which according to official statistics cost more than 37 million military and civilian casualties between 1914 and 1918.

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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 (L) and Chris Mears compete in the men's Synchronised 3m Springboard final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland, August 1, 2014.

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England’s Jack Laugher and Chris Mears compete in the men’s Synchronised 3m Springboard final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland

Restored WW1 Altar Frontal...LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01:  Canon Michael Hampel holds a chalice above an historic embroidered alter frontal at St Paul's Cathedral on August 1, 2014 in London, England. The altar frontal which was made for St Pauls Cathedral by severely injured World War One servicemen is being displayed in for the first time in 70 years to mark the Centenary of the War. A special service will be held on Sunday August 3, 2014  at which the altar frontal will be used for the first time since the 1940s. Relatives of some of the men will be present, including two surviving children from the UK, and numerous members of one family from Canada.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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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.

Nwoye of Nigeria is carried away by her coach after she lost her women's freestyle 55kg wrestling semi-final to Laverdure of Canada at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland

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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

Horses complete the Qatar Bloodstock Richmond Stakes race on Ladies Day at Goodwood Races on July 31, 2014 in Chichester, England. Today is Ladies Day at the prestigious Goodwood Races.

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Horses finish the Qatar Bloodstock Richmond Stakes race on Ladies Day at Goodwood in Chichester, England