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Royal Childhood exhibition at Buckingham Palace...EMBARGOED TO 0001 FRIDAY JULY 25 Curator Anna Reynolds adds the finishing touches to a rocking horse presented to Prince George of Cambridge by President of the United States Barak Obama and Mrs Obama during a photo call for the Royal Childhood exhibition which is part of the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace which runs from July 26 to September 28. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 24, 2014. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

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Curator Anna Reynolds adds the finishing touches to a rocking horse presented to Prince George of Cambridge by President of the United States Barak Obama and Michelle Obama. The Royal Childhood exhibition is part of the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace which runs from July 26 to September 28.

Museum of London's Project Manager Elpie Psalti with the new exhibition of the Olympics cauldron.

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Visitors look at a giant puppet of a grandmother sleeping on a bed inside St George's Hall in Liverpool

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Visitors look at a giant puppet of a grandmother sleeping on a bed inside St George’s Hall in Liverpool, on Wednesday. The grandmother is one of two giant models as part of the “Memories of August 1914″ World War One commemorative event happening over the weekend in Liverpool.

David Cameron Visits The Shetland Islands...LERWICK, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 23:  Prime Minister David Cameron is seen as he is taken out to sea on the fishing boat, 'Radiant Star' from Lerwick captained by Victor Laurenson (not pictured) who showed the Prime Minister how to steer the vessel on July 23, 2014 in Scalloway, Sheltand Islands. It is the first time Shetland has seen a prime minister visit in 34 years, following the visit of Margaret Thatcher in 1980. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Iages)

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Prime Minister David Cameron is the first prime minister to visit the Shetland Islands in 34 years, following the visit of Margaret Thatcher in 1980. He rode on the fishing boat ‘Radiant Star’ in the Scalloway area of the islands.

Britain Commonwealth Games

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Players of Malawi practice netball one day before the opening of the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday.

Swimmers Take An Early Dip In The Serpentine Lido

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Members of the Serpentine Swimming Club enjoy an early morning swim in Serpentine lake in Hyde Park on Monday.

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