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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
Aurora Borealis, commonly known as the Northern Lights, takes place over the Bathing House in Howick, Northumberland, in the early hours of Thursday morning
The world’s joint third largest cruise ship, MS Anthem of the Seas, owned by Royal Caribbean, arrives at berth 101 in Southampton Docks ahead of her naming ceremony
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Anti-nuclear activists block one of the entrances to Faslane naval base on the Clyde in Faslane, Scotland. The Scrap Trident campaign is urging voters to back only those candidates who firmly reject the plan to replace the current Trident system
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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.
The sun rises off the northeast coast near Cullercoats Bay in North Tyneside, as Britain is set to bask in its hottest temperatures of the year.
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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
A gallery staff member views Untitled (Diving Figure) by Antony Gormley, one of the works on display at in Yorkshire Sculpture Parks Longside Gallery as part of the ‘Making It: Sculpture in Britain 1977-1986′ exhibition in Barnsley, It features work of over 40 influential artists gathered mainly from the Arts Council Collection. The exhibition opens on April 1.
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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A bomb disposal expert checks the fuse on an unexploded first world war 1,000lb bomb which was discovered at a building site in south London. Residents were evacuated as bomb disposal experts worked to defuse the bomb.
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Lance Corporal Liam Seer-Boylan of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards holds an original Waterloo Bugle during the official launch of this summer’s Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade, London. It will be will be played for the first time in 200 years during the Beating Retreat concert on the 10th and 11th of June.
Schoolchildren in London wear solar viewing glasses as they try to see a partial solar eclipse — about 85% in the UK capital — on Friday
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Lemurs at Chester Zoo in Cheshire, England observe the solar eclipse on Friday