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John Mould, who has worked at Hampton Court Palace for over fifty 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 Tower of London on November 12, 2014 in London, England. Around five million people are thought to have visited the artwork entitled 'Blood-Swept Lands and Seas of Red' by artist Paul Cummins and Tom Piper and removal is estimated to take 8,000 volunteers around two weeks.

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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

A Yeomen Warder awaits the placing of the last ceramic poppy in the moat of Tower of London to mark Armistice Day, on November 11, 2014 in London, England. The installation 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper consists of 888,246 ceramic poppies - representing each of the commonwealth servicemen and women killed in the first world war.

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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

Johanna Puisto, sculpture conservator at The V&A, unveils a cast of Michaelangelo's David at Victoria & Albert Museum on November 10, 2014 in London, England.

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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

Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2014 ...NO SALES NO ARCHIVE. CAN ONLY BE USED IN CONNECTION WITH LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS. Undated handout issued by Take A View of Sunrise at Winnats Pass, Derbyshire, England which won the Visit Britian 'You're invited' Award for the best image from an overseas entrant category in this year's Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday November 10, 2014. See PA story ENVIRONMENT Photography. Photo credit should read: Sven Mueller/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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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. 

New Glass Flooring Across Tower Bridge's High-Level Walkways...LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10:  A visitor crosses Tower Bridge's new glass walkway on November 10, 2014 in London, England. Unveiled today the glass floor panels along the bridge's high-level walkways weigh 300 kgs each, cost £1m and will give visitors a new view over the historic bridge crossing The River Thames.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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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. 

Starlings in the Scottish Borders...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. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 5, 2014. The reason for the beautiful spectacle is not definitively known, with theories ranging from a defence mechanism against predators to attracting more birds to join their roost. See PA story ENVIRONMENT Starlings. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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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. 

TOPSHOTS A participant in costume holds ...TOPSHOTS A participant in costume holds aloft a torch as bonfire societies parade through the streets of Lewes in Sussex, on November 5, 2014, 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. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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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.

Pink footed geese take off to feed from Montrose Basin on November 5, 2014 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, which saw 65,060 geese arrive at the nature reserve.

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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's (RCA) employee Honour Bayes adjusts former RCA student John Pasche s 1971 lips and tongue logo which was commissioned by Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, whilst Pasche was still a student at the college, as part of The Royal College of Art's GraphicsRCA: Fifty Years exhibition at the Royal College of Art, central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 4, 2014.

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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, operated by Associated British Foods Plc, on Oxford Street in London, U.K., on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. Primark's surging sales and prospects for its first stores in the U.S. next year have been shielding AB Foods from disappointing performance at its sugar unit.

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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 Hol...Steven Ashworth, the huntsman of the Holcombe Hunt, exercises his hounds near Bury, northern England, on October 31, 2014, 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.  AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

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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 weather Oct 29th 2014...Autumn reflections are seen on Lake Buttermere in the Lake District in Cumbria, as the unseasonably mild weather continues. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 29, 2014. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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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...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 October 27, 2014.     REUTERS/Lynne Cameron/Pool   (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS TRANSPORT)

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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.

Blenheim Palace game keepers walk through the estate grounds to the funeral service of the 11th Duke of Marlborough, John Spencer-Churchill, at the Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Woodstock...Blenheim Palace game keepers walk through the estate grounds to the funeral service of the 11th Duke of Marlborough, John Spencer-Churchill, at the Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Woodstock, southern England October 24, 2014. The Duke died on October 16th. His Blenheim Palace home is a Unesco World Heritage Site, and the birthplace of Winston Churchill.

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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.

(L-R top row) Dok Haze, Douglas Child as Camp Dracula, Mongolian Laughing Boy, Tony Walls, Asia Sawika as Anastasia, (L-R bottom row) zombie bass guitar player Ozzy Jackson, sword swallower Hannibal Hellmurto, pickled person, Zoe Olivia Ellis and The Sinister Sisters, Steph Bates (L) and Steph Randall (R) pose for a photograph prior to a rehearsal of the Circus of Horrors' latest show The Night of the Zombie at the Wookey Hole Caves Theatre near Wells on October 23, 2014 in Somerset, England. The Britain's Got Talent finalists who are now celebrating their 20th year are currently touring the UK with their show - which features sword swallowers, knife throwers, balancing acts, aerialists, a demon dwarf, the Sinister Sisters and gyrating and fire limboing acrobats - at a number of venues and dates including Halloween itself in Blackpool.

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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.

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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.

Britain's 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.

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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.

Autumn weather Oct 21st 2014...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. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 21, 2014. Some areas were subjected to gusts of wind up to 65mph, but forecasters predicted that the worst of the weather will be over after today.

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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

Stormy Weather To Hit The UK

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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

Students brave high winds and rain on Blackpool promenade as Britain prepares for high winds over the next two days.

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Students brave wind and rain on Blackpool promenade as Britain prepares for stormy conditions over the next two days.