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Lance Corporal Liam Seer-Boylan of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards holds an original Waterloo Bugle during the official launch of this summer’s Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade, London. It will be will be played for the first time in 200 years during the Beating Retreat concert on the 10th and 11th of June.
Schoolchildren in London wear solar viewing glasses as they try to see a partial solar eclipse — about 85% in the UK capital — on Friday
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Lemurs at Chester Zoo in Cheshire, England observe the solar eclipse on Friday
‘Drawn’ taken in Scotland by Ford Buchanan, is one of the six entries from the UK to make the top 10 shortlisted photographs in VELUX’s third annual Lovers of Light photography competition.
Photographers prepare for Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, to leave Downing Street this morning.
The aurora borealis, or the northern lights as they are commonly known, over Derwent water near Keswick in the Lake District.
Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, holds up his budget case for the cameras as he stands with his Treasury team outside number 11 Downing Street, before delivering his budget to the House of Commons, in central London.
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Members of the public visit art project ‘The Temple’ in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. David Best’s installation hosts space for contemplation and remembrance, and people are encouraged to leave mementos, messages and photographs inside until Saturday, when ‘Temple’ and its contents will be ceremonially torched at dusk.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson plants flowers at the Royal Botanical Gardens where he joined Kew apprentices, diploma students, and Kew horticulturist Carlos Magdalena to plant young Victoria Amazonica Waterlilies, a colourful hybrid of waterlilies and lotus plants, in the Princess of Wales Conservatory
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A Royal Air Force Chinook flies over London during a Service of Commemoration for troops who were stationed in Afghanistan on Friday in London, England
A visitor looks at the view from the Sky Garden terrace at 20 Fenchurch Street. Number 20 Fenchurch Street is London‘s newest skyscraper, known locally as The Walkie Talkie. The Sky Garden sits at the top of the 160 metre, 500 million GBP building and is now open to the public.
Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron speaks with worker Sam Barrett as he views a military aircraft during his visit to BAE Systems, in Preston, northern England.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, during the official naming of the P&O Cruises new flagship Britannia, in a glittering ceremony in which a bottle of British Wiston Estate Brut NV was broken against the hull of the 143,000 tons cruise ship in the port of Southampton, Britain,
Racegoers check the form on Champion Hurdle day, the first day of the Cheltenham festival
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.