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The statue of Britain's former Prime Minister Winston Churchill is reflected onto the rain covered pavement in front of the Houses of Parliament in London

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The statue of Britain’s former Prime Minister Winston Churchill is reflected onto the rain covered pavement in front of the Houses of Parliament in London

Press preview for Waterloo at Windsor: 1815-2015 Exhibition...WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: A member of the Royal Collection staff poses besides a portrait of the Duke of Wellington in the Waterloo Chamber during a press preview for Waterloo at Windsor: 1815-2015 Exhibition at Windsor Castle on January 28, 2015 in Windsor, England. Paintings in the chamber will be on display with objects presented to George IV from the battle of Waterloo, which celebrates it's bicentennial this year. The exhibition opens at Windsor Castle from January 31, to January 13, 2016 as part of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo celebrations.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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A member of the Royal Collection staff poses besides a portrait of the Duke of Wellington in the Waterloo Chamber during a press preview for Waterloo at Windsor: 1815-2015 Exhibition at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England. Paintings in the chamber will be on display with objects presented to George IV from the battle of Waterloo, which celebrates it’s bicentennial this year. The exhibition opens at Windsor Castle from January 31, to January 13, 2016 as part of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo celebrations. 

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Conservator Lucy Ackland cleans Winston Churchill‘s memorial stone in Westminster Abbey on Thursday in London, England. Events, including a wreath laying ceremony at Westminster Abbey, are taking place this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death and state funeral of Britain’s wartime leader. 

Anti-fracking protestors demonstrate outside County Hall Preston, north west Engalnd, 28 January 2015.  Lancashire County Council are deciding on two planning applications that will set a precedent for fracking plans in England. The decision has been deferred for eight weeks after a a request from energy firm Cuadrilla.

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Anti-fracking protestors demonstrate outside County Hall Preston, north west England on Wednesday. Lancashire County Council are deciding on two planning applications that will set a precedent for fracking plans in England. The decision has been deferred for eight weeks after a a request from energy firm Cuadrilla

Fettler Piotr Lichon, is seen through an eye of a posed bronze BAFTA mask, as he grinds and polishes partially finished mask for the BAFTA awards at a foundry in west London.

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Fettler Piotr Lichon, is seen through an eye of a bronze mask, as he grinds and polishes a partially finished award for the BAFTA ceremony at a foundry in west London.

Jock VI, the current cat in residence at Chartwell, on a memorial bench during a preview of  Death of a Hero  exhibition at Winston Churchill's Chartwell family home. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday January 23, 2015.  The National Trust's Chartwell is commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death with the exhibition.

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Jock VI, the current cat in residence at Chartwell, on a memorial bench during a preview of Death of a Hero exhibition at Winston Churchill’s Chartwell family home on Friday. The National Trust’s Chartwell is commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death with the exhibition

A window cleaner works on a building in the financial district of Canary Wharf in London January 22, 2015. European shares rose for a six straight day early on Thursday as investors bet on the size and shape of a sovereign bond-buying programme the European Central Bank will set out later in the day.

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A window cleaner works on a building in the financial district of Canary Wharf in London

The cold spell continues as deer move through the fresh overnight snow at Raby Castle, in County Durham.

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The cold spell continues as deer move through the fresh overnight snow at Raby Castle, in County Durham, UK.

Winter weather Jan 20th 2015...The sun rises over the River Brue on the Somerset Levels as temperatures in parts of the south west drop below freezing. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday January, 20, 2015

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The sun rises over the River Brue on the Somerset Levels as temperatures in parts of the southwest drop below freezing.

A member of the Serpentine Swimming Club enjoys an early morning swim in Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park on Monday in London, England

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A member of the Serpentine Swimming Club enjoys a brisk early morning swim on Monday in the lake in Hyde Park in London, England

UK Met Office Issues Warning After The Coldest Night Of The Winter...GARTOCHRAN, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 19:  A general view of Loch Lomond from Duncryne on January 19, 2015 in Gartochran, Scotland. Temperatures in parts of Scotland have fallen to as low as -12C during what forecasters say has been the coldest night of the winter so far.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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A general view of Loch Lomond from Duncryne in Gartochran, Scotland. Temperatures in parts of Scotland have fallen to as low as minus 12 degrees Celsius during what forecasters say has been the coldest night of the winter so far. 

Art historian Chloe Nelkin views Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, 1782, by John Singleton Copley during the Guildhall Art Gallery's re-launch following a re-hang for the first time in 15 years, Guildhall Art Gallery, London.

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A Gallery visitor views Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, 1782, by John Singleton Copley during the Guildhall Art Gallery’s re-launch following a re-hang for the first time in 15 years at the Guildhall Art Gallery in London on Thursday

A man walks along the famous Dark Hedges avenue of trees on January 14, 2015 in Antrim, Northern Ireland. The province experienced heavy snowfall as a cold weather front hit the northern part of the United Kingdom today causing major traffic disruption and school closures.

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A man walks along the famous Dark Hedges avenue of trees on Wednesday in Antrim, Northern Ireland. The province experienced heavy snowfall as a cold weather front hit the northern part of the UK today causing traffic disruption and school closures

Winter weather Jan 13th 2015...Donald Boa from Scottish Canals grits the surrounding paths by The Kelpies, at the Forth and Clyde Canal during the cold weather. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday January 13, 2015. See PA story WEATHER Winter. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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Donald Boa from Scottish Canals grits the surrounding paths by The Kelpies, at the Forth and Clyde Canal during the cold weather. 

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron gestures as he delivers a speech on the economy, in Nottingham, central England January 12, 2015.

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech on the economy in Nottingham, central England. 

A model presents a creation from the Topman Design Autumn/Winter 2015 collection during "London Collections: Men" in London...A model presents a creation from the Topman Design Autumn/Winter 2015 collection during "London Collections: Men" in London January 9, 2015. "London Collections: Men" is a four-day showcase of men's fashion scheduled a month before London Fashion week. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: FASHION)

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A model presents a creation from the Topman Design Autumn/Winter 2015 collection during ‘London Collections: Men’ in London. The four-day event showcases men’s fashion a month before London Fashion week 

The Bank Of England As Central Bank Announces First Rate Decision Of 2015...Bloomberg Photo Service 'Best of the Week': A doorman wearing a top hat is seen opening the main entrance to the Bank of England in London, U.K., on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. The pound dropped to a 17-month low against the dollar amid speculation Bank of England policy makers will keep interest rates at a record low throughout 2015. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

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A doorman wearing a top hat is seen opening the main entrance to the Bank of England in London. The pound dropped to a 17-month low against the dollar amid speculation Bank of England policy makers will keep interest rates at a record low throughout 2015. 

A tug boat helps maneuver the world's largest container ship, the CSCL Globe, operated by China Shipping Container Lines Co., ahead of docking at the Port of Felixstowe, a subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., in Felixstowe, U.K., on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. The inflation rate in the euro area fell below zero for the first time in more than five years, bolstering the case for more European Central Bank stimulus.

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A tug boat helps maneuver the world’s largest container ship, the CSCL Globe, operated by China Shipping Container Lines Co., ahead of docking at the Port of Felixstowe, a subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., in Felixstowe, U.K., on Wednesday.

Penguins swim in their pool during the annual stock take at London Zoo, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. Caring for more than 750 different species, London Zoo keepers started the New Year with the task of counting every single animal. With three Sumatran tiger cubs adding vital numbers to the European conservation breeding programme, the birth of six critically-endangered Philippine crocodiles and the arrival of nine Humboldt penguin chicks, all of the new additions will be added to the records.

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Penguins swim in their pool during the annual stock take at London Zoo on Monday. Caring for more than 750 different species, London Zoo keepers started the New Year with the task of counting every single animal

The cargo ship Hoegh Osaka lies on its side after being deliberately ran aground on the Bramble Bank in the Solent estuary, near Southampton in southern England January 5, 2015. The vessel was deliberately run aground on Saturday evening after it began to list, according to its owners Hoegh Autoliners.

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Cargo ship Hoegh Osaka lies on its side after being deliberately run aground on the Bramble Bank in the Solent estuary, near Southampton, England. The vessel was beached on Saturday after it began to list.