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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.
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Firefighters protest during a 24 hour strike outside Methodist Central Hall Westminster on Wednesday in London, England. Firefighters across the country are parcipitating in the strike over changes to their pensions
Shaolin monks pose for a photograph in Chinatown in London, England, on Monday. The monks practice Shaolin Kung Fu, which is believed to be the oldest institutionalised style of kung fu, and are demonstrating their skills while touring the UK
Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne (R), and London Mayor, Boris Johnson, announce their Long Term Economic Plan for London, at the Tate Modern in London.
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The horse and hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt prepares for a mid-week hunt on the 10th anniversary of the ban on hunting with hounds on Wednesday in Knutsford, England. The riders and hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt set off on a drag hunt through the Cheshire countryside
The container ship Lysblink Seaways grounded at Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan in the West Highlands, Scotland on Wednesday
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The Dean of Ripon Cathedral John Dobson takes part in the annual Pancake Races with children from Ripon Cathedral School outside Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire.
A driverless vehicle known as a Lutz ‘Pathfinder’ Pod in central London. The British government launched the first official trials of driverless cars on Wednesday