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John Mould, who has worked at Hampton Court Palace for more than 50 years, removes the first of 888,246 hand-made poppies, representing each of the commonwealth servicemen and women killed in the first world war, at the Tower of London on Wednesday in London, England
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A Yeoman Warder awaits the placing of the last ceramic poppy in the moat of the Tower of London to mark Armistice Day in London
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Johanna Puisto, a sculpture conservator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, unveils a cast of Michelangelo’s David on Monday in London, England
At Take a View’s landscape photographer of the year awards, ‘Sunrise at Winnats Pass, Derbyshire’, taken by Sven Mueller, won the Visit Britain ‘You’re invited’ award for the best image from an overseas entrant.
A visitor crosses Tower Bridge’s glass walkway in London, England. Unveiled on Monday, the glass floor panels along the bridge’s high-level walkways weigh 300 kg each, cost £1m and will give visitors a new view over the historic bridge crossing the Thames river.
Tens of thousands of starlings start their murmuration, with Criffel mountain in the background, as dusk falls near Gretna Green on the England and Scotland border. The reason for the beautiful spectacle is not definitively known, with theories ranging from a defense mechanism against predators to attracting more birds to join their roost.
A participant in costume holds aloft a torch as bonfire societies parade through the streets of Lewes in Sussex, during the traditional Bonfire Night celebrations. Bonfire Night is related to the ancient festival of Samhain, the Celtic New Year. Processions held across the South of England culminate in Lewes on November 5, commemorating the memory of the seventeen Protestant martyrs. Thousands of people attend the parade through the narrow streets until the evening comes to an end with the burning of an effigy, or ‘guy,’ usually representing Guy Fawkes, who died in 1605 after an unsuccessful attempt to blow up The Houses of Parliament.
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Pink-footed geese take off to feed from Montrose Basin on Wednesday in Montrose, Scotland. Staff and volunteers at the Scottish Wildlife Trust have recorded more than 78,000 geese arriving to spend the winter in the reserve, eclipsing a previous record set in 2010
Royal College of Art employee Honour Bayes adjusts John Pasche’s 1971 lips and tongue logo, which was commissioned by Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones while the artist was still a student at the college, as part of the Graphics RCA: Fifty Years exhibition in central London
A lone shopper holds an umbrella as she sits surrounded by 12 Primark-branded paper shopping bags outside a Primark clothing store, on Oxford Street in London, U.K. Primark’s surging sales and prospects for its first stores in the U.S. next year.
Steven Ashworth, the huntsman of the Holcombe Hunt, exercises his hounds near Bury, northern England, before tomorrow’s hunt which takes place on the first day of the official hunting season. The Holcombe Hunt is one of the UK’s oldest hunts, whose lineage is traceable back to 1086. Today with the prohibition on hunting foxes and other wildlife with dogs in England, the Holcombe Hunt practice ‘trail hunting’, where a scent is laid down in a trail for the hounds to follow, simulating the hounds catching the scent of the hunt’s quarry.
Autumn reflections are seen on Lake Buttermere in the Lake District in Cumbria, as the unseasonably mild weather continues.
Chancellor George Osborne prepares to speak on high speed rail link HS2, at the launch of the HS2 report, in Leeds Civic Hall, northern England.
Game keepers wear traditional dress to attend the funeral on Friday of John George Vanderbilt Henry Spencer-Churchill, the 11th Duke of Marlborough, who died last Thursday, aged 88. Blenheim Palace is a country house situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire in England and is the principal residence of the dukes of Marlborough.
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Circus of Horrors performs its latest show The Night of the Zombie at the Wookey Hole Caves Theatre near Wells in Somerset, England
A worker from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cleans leaves off of the caskets of World War I soldiers prior to a re-burial ceremony in Bois-Grenier, France Fifteen British WWI soldiers were re-buried nearly a century after they died in battle. The soldiers, who served with the 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, were discovered in a field nearby in Beaucamps-Ligny in 2009 and identified through a variety of means, including DNA.
Prime Minister David Cameron (L) attends a ceremonial welcome for the president of Singapore Tony Tan, and his wife, at Horse Guards Parade in London. The president and his wife will be guests of Queen Elizabeth during the first state visit of a Singapore president to Britain.
Large waves hit the seafront at Blackpool, as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo blow into Britain causing rush-hour travel misery for road, rail and air travellers
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City workers walk over London Bridge as the early morning sun breaks through clouds on Tuesday in London, England. Despite weather warnings issued by the Met Office off the back of Hurricane Gonzalo, the high winds and rain didn’t materialise in the capital
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Students brave wind and rain on Blackpool promenade as Britain prepares for stormy conditions over the next two days.