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Pictures by Richard Lea-Hair. 17/07/14 Tower of London's longest serving Yeoman Warder plants first poppy in major centenary commemoration. Today, 17 July 2014, YS Crawford Butler, one of the Tower of London's iconic Yeoman Warders planted the first of over 800,000 ceramic poppies that will appear around the famous landmark over the summer to form a major art installation marking the centenary of the first world war. The evolving installation by ceramic artist Paul Cummins will officially be unveiled on 5 August 2014; one hundred years since the first full day of Britains involvement in the First World War, each poppy representing a British military fatality during the war. ***FREE EDITORIAL USAGE*** FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT -  catherine.steventon@hrp.org.uk - 0203 166 6302

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Tower of London’s longest serving Yeoman Warder plants the first poppy in major centenary commemoration of the First World War.

Gilbert & George: SCAPEGOATING PICTURES for London exhibition

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Gilbert and George (left) sit in front of ‘City Lights’, which will feature in the Gilbert and George: Scapegoating Pictures for London exhibition at the White Cube gallery in Bermondsey

Summer weather July 16th...Dawn beaks over fishing boats on the beach in Dungeness, Kent, ahead of a day of predicted fine weather. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 16, 2014. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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The Queen's Swan Marker David Barber and other swan uppers inspect a swan during the annual Swan Upping ceremony on the River Thames between Shepperton and Windsor in southern England...The Queen's Swan Marker David Barber (R) and other swan uppers inspect a swan during the annual Swan Upping ceremony on the River Thames between Shepperton and Windsor in southern England July 14, 2014. Young cygnets are counted and swans and cygnets are assessed for signs of injury or disease during the ceremony. The five-day census of the swan population dates back to the twelfth century when the Crown claimed ownership of all mute swans. Today, the Crown retains the right to ownership of all unmarked mute swans in open water, but The Queen only exercises her ownership on certain stretches of the River Thames and its surrounding tributaries.

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The Queen’s Swan Marker David Barber (R) and other swan uppers inspect a swan during the annual Swan Upping ceremony on the River Thames between Shepperton and Windsor in southern England on Monday. Young cygnets are counted and swans and cygnets are assessed for signs of injury or disease during the ceremony

Britain Farnborough Air Show

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The Red Arrows aerobatic display team perform a flypast over Farnborough airport in Hampshire at the opening of the International Air Show

Public sector strike...Public sector workers and members of Unison gather outside the Houses of Parliament in central London as they take part in the one-day walkout as part of bitter disputes over pay, pensions, jobs and spending cuts. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 10, 2014. Schools across England and Wales were facing closures and disruption today as teachers joined other public sector workers for a national strike. In total, more than a million people were taking part in the one-day walkout. The action has been hailed as the biggest strike over pay to hit the Government since it came to power in 2010. See PA story INDUSTRY Strike. Photo credit should read: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

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Public sector workers and members of the Unison union gather outside the Houses of Parliament in central London as they take part in the one-day walkout as part of disputes over pay, pensions, jobs and spending cuts. Read more

A highland cow is prepared for judging at the Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 9, 2014.

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A highland cow is prepared for judging at the Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Cycling - Tour de France - Stage Three - Cambridge to London...Race leaders pass the Victoria Memorial and Buckingham Palace as they sprint for the finish. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. See PA story CYCLING Tour. Picture date: Monday July 7, 2014. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire

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Stage Three of the Tour de France, Cambridge to London, race leaders pass the Victoria Memorial and Buckingham Palace as they sprint for the finish Read more

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A festival goer enjoys herself in the crowd during day one of the Wireless Festival at Perry Park, Birmingham on Friday

Polo players Andy Burgess (R) riding Tonka Rob Brockett riding Torda (L) and Ben Marshall (C) riding Shriva practice for the beach polo competition being held on the beach at Watergate Bay, near Newquay this weekend on July 4, 2014 in Cornwall, England. The players were practicing ahead of this weekend's 8th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo on the Beach at Watergate Bay, north Cornwall, which is taking place tomorrow and Sunday which attracts thousands of spectators to the beach and features some of England's top international players competing in a series of matches.

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Polo players Andy Burgess (R) riding Tonka Rob Brockett riding Torda (L) and Ben Marshall (C) riding Shriva practice for the beach polo competition being held on the beach at Watergate Bay, near Newquay this weekend on Friday in Cornwall, England