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National Hunt jockey Tony McCoy rides Keen Eye during the second race at Exeter Racecourse. He has ridden 3,998 winners over jumps and is chasing a record-breaking 4,000th. He has two rides at Chepstow tomorrow.
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Students from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, on Monday cover themselves with foam to honour the ‘academic family’ . The ‘raisin weekend’ is held every November in the university’s St Salvator’s Quad. A gift of raisins (now foam) is traditionally given by first-year students to their elders to thank them for their guidance. The first-years in exchange receive a receipt in Latin.
A murmuration of starlings fly close to power lines at sunset near Gretna, Scotland.
Great Britain’s Laura Trott, Dani King, Elinor Barker and Joanna Rowsell on their way to breaking the world record in the Women’s Team Pursuit, during day one of the 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Cup at the National Cycling Centre, Manchester.
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Huntsman Andrew German of The Cheshire Forest Hunt exercises his hounds in the autumnal countryside in preparation for the start of the new hunting season on Thursday in Knutsford, United Kingdom. The hunting season traditionally starts near to November 1st. Although a ban on hunting has been in force since February 2005 many supporters of fox hunting are continuing to call for a repeal of the ban, saying the current law is hard to interpret and enforce.
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Masks hang on a rail at the National Theatre’s Costume and Props Hire department in Kennington in London, England. The Costume and Props Hire department in Kennington is the home of over 85,000 items including suits of armour, medieval masks, corsetry and period dresses all of which have been produced and brought to be part of the productions for the National Theatre in the last 50 years. The collection now services the public for fancy dress costumes along with TV and film companies.
A couple take a photo in front of the Angel of the North on Monday evening in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England. Temperatures dropped to near freezing on Tuesday morning.
Rescuers near West Beach in Newhaven, East Sussex, search for 14-year-old Dylan Alkins who vanished on Sunday while playing in the surf.
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A view of the royal shoes as Queen Elizabeth II visits the Ebony Horse Club and Community Riding Centre in Brixton, south London. The club was established in 1996 to enable children and young people from Brixton to learn to ride and care for horses. Read more
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Debutantes wait to be presented to guests during Queen Charlotte’s Ball at the Royal Courts of Justice, London. The event is the highlight of the London Season, a tradition established more than 200 years ago by King George III, culminating with Queen Charlotte’s Ball in honour of his wife’s birthday. Debutantes are young women, usually between 17 and 20, who attend the ball to celebrate a year of charity fund raising, etiquette classes, parties and high society events.