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Royal Regiment Of Fusiliers March Through Whitehall To Protest Against Disbandment Of The Regiment...LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15:  Former members of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers prepare to march from Downing Street after handing in a petition to save the battalion on October 15, 2013 in London, England. The campaigners later gathered outside the Houses of Parliament in protest against plans to withdraw the battalion as part of the Ministry of Defence's plans to reduce the army by 20,000.

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Former members of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers prepare to march from Downing Street after handing in a petition to save the battalion in London, England. The campaigners later gathered outside the Houses of Parliament in protest against plans to withdraw the battalion as part of the Ministry of Defence plans to reduce the army by 20,000.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne meet students at Peking University in Beijing where they addressed and held a Q&A with staff and students.

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Boris Johnson, mayor of London, and George Osborne, chancellor of the UK exchequer, hold a Q&A at Peking University in BeijingRead more

Members of Parliament (MPs) pose for pictures during the 2013 Westminster Dog of the Year competition outside Parliament in London, Britain, 10 October 2013. Proud MPs gathered with their dogs outside parliament for the annual Westminster Dog of the Year award.

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Members of Parliament pose for pictures with their pets during the annual Westminster Dog of the Year competition outside Parliament in London

Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister, David Cameron, delivers his keynote speech to close the conference in Manchester.

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Conservative leader and prime minister, David Cameron, delivers his keynote speech to close the party’s annual conference in Manchester on Wednesday.

An Alternative View Of The Conservative Party Annual Conference...MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01:  (EDITOR'S NOTE: Image was processed using digital filters. Colour version not available) Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, delivers his speech in the Main Hall of Manchester Central on the third day of the Conservative Party Conference on October 1, 2013 in Manchester, England. David Cameron has unveiled a Government pilot scheme for GP surgeries to open from 8am until 8pm seven days, backed by 50 million GBP of funding.

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Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, delivers a speech on Wednesday on the third day of the Conservative Party’s annual conference in Manchester, UK.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30:  Delegates listen to speeches in the main hall on the second day of the Conservative Party Conference on September 30, 2013 in Manchester, England. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has unveiled a Government plan for long-term unemployed people to undertake work placements in order to receive their benefits.

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Delegates listen to speeches in the main hall on the second day of the Conservative party conference in Manchester, England. George Osborne, the chancellor of the exchequer, unveiled a plan for the long-term unemployed to undertake work placements in order to receive their benefits.

Home Secretary, Theresa May, photographed infront of pictures of her predecessors in the Home Office this morning.

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Theresa May, British home secretary, is photographed in front of pictures of her predecessors at the Home Office on Friday. Read more

 Delegates request a question during the Miliband Q&A.

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Delegates request a question during leader Ed Miliband’s Q & A session on the final day of the Labour party conference Read more

A fireman with his dog on the picket line at Euston London Fire Brigade station house, London as firefighters and Fire Service staff across England and Wales walked out on strike today in a bitter row over pensions, with the threat of further action if the dispute is not resolved. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 25, 2013. Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) left their stations and set up picket lines, leaving brigades to put into place contingency plans. See PA story INDUSTRY Fire.

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A fireman with his dog on the picket line at Euston London Fire Brigade station house in London. Firefighters and Fire Service staff across England and Wales striked on Wednesday over pensions, with the threat of further action if the dispute is not resolved.

A delegate wears a t-shirt showing his support for the NHS outside the conference hall this morning.

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A delegate wears a T-shirt showing his support for the National Health Service outside the conference hall at the Labour party conference in Brighton, UK. Read more