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SNP candidate for Perthshire South and Ochil, Tasmina Ahmed Sheikh, is joined by Alex Salmond, the SNP candidate for the Gordon constituency during campaigning on Thursday in Milnathort, Scotland
A dog and Labour supporters wait for the arrival of party leader Ed Miliband in Crouch End, north London as part of his general election campaign tour
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David Cameron, UK prime minister, poses for a selfie as he campaigns in Alnwick, England ahead of May’s general election.
Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence party, laughs during a visit to a factory in Clacton, Essex.
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Chancellor George Osborne watches as old oil is drained from a car that is being serviced in the service and repair workshops as he meets apprentices at Hawkins garage near St Austell on Thursday
British Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, David Cameron, talks with pupils during a general election campaign visit to the Kings Leadership Academy in Warrington, northwest England
Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband greets a woman as he arrives at an election campaign event at the town hall in Bury, northern England
Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Downing Street to see Queen Elizabeth II for the official dissolution of Parliament, in London.
A fox runs in front of 10 Downing Street in London, England. Campaigning in what is predicted to be Britain’s closest general election in decades will start after Queen Elizabeth II dissolves parliament today
Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party, arrives at the launch of his political party’s general election campaign at the ArcelorMittal Orbit at Olympic Park in London, England
Bells ‘n’ Banjo ridden by Gavin Sheehan (number 2) beats Champagne Present ridden by Tony McCoy to win the Membership at Southwell Golf Club Novices’ Hurdle Race at Southwell Racecourse.
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Lemurs at Chester Zoo in Cheshire, England observe the solar eclipse on Friday
Photographers prepare for Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, to leave Downing Street this morning.
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
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.
Commissioned art adorns an office building in Walsall, West Midlands. The UK general election takes place on May 7.
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.
Artist Katie Ashton puts the finishing touches to the wax figure of Yoda as part of a new Star Wars experience at Madame Tussauds in London. The collaboration with Disney UK & Ireland and Lucasfilm will feature 11 walk-in scenes that will bring iconic moments from Star Wars films to life and feature 16 heroes and villains.
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The four original surviving copies of the Magna Carta are brought together for the first time, as they are prepared for display at the British Library in central London, as part of its 800th anniversary.
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