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Hot air balloons lift off during a mass ascent at the 36th International Balloon Fiesta at the Ashton Court Estate near Bristol, which is Europe's largest ballooning event.

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Hot air balloons lift off during a mass ascent at the 36th International Balloon Fiesta at the Ashton Court Estate near Bristol, which is Europe’s largest ballooning event which officially begins on Friday

Winning bulls are led from the judging ring at the North Devon Show, near Barnstaple. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August, 6, 2014.  The show is North Devon's premier agricultural spectacle and a celebration of North Devon's farming roots.

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Winning bulls are led from the judging ring at the North Devon Show, near Barnstaple on Wednesday. The show is North Devon’s premier agricultural spectacle and a celebration of North Devon’s farming roots

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at The Tower of London. An installation by Paul Cummins to mark the centenary of the start of World War I. Yeoman Warder John Donald walks throught the ceramic poppy field. Photograph: Rosie HallamBlood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at The Tower of London. An installation by Paul Cummins to mark the centenary of the start of World War I.

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Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at The Tower of London. An installation by Paul Cummins to mark the centenary of the start of World War One

A bemedalled Chelsea Pensioner walks amongst red poppies in the moat at the Tower of London in London, Britain, 01 August 2014. The Tower of London moat is slowly turning red as some 888,246 ceramic poppies are planted in memory of the British and Commonwealth dead from World War I. The year 2014 sees the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI, or the Great War, which according to official statistics cost more than 37 million military and civilian casualties between 1914 and 1918.

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A Chelsea Pensioner walks among poppies in the moat at the Tower of London on Friday. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the first world war, which cost more than 37 million military and civilian casualties between 1914 and 1918.

Horses complete the Qatar Bloodstock Richmond Stakes race on Ladies Day at Goodwood Races on July 31, 2014 in Chichester, England. Today is Ladies Day at the prestigious Goodwood Races.

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Horses finish the Qatar Bloodstock Richmond Stakes race on Ladies Day at Goodwood in Chichester, England

A couple sit in deckchairs on the beach next to the burnt remains of a section of Eastbourne pier, in Eastbourne, southern England July 31, 2014. A Victorian-era seaside pier at Eastbourne on Britain's south coast was badly damaged when fire broke out in an amusement arcade on Wednesday. Flames could be seen leaping from the roof of the two-storey structure as a large plume of smoke rose above the town. No injuries were reported.

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A couple sit on deckchairs on the beach next to the burnt remains of a section of the pier in Eastbourne, England. The Victorian pier was damaged when fire broke out in an amusement arcade on Wednesday

Caitlin Jenkins, 17, (L) and Natascha Newbold, 17, (R) ride the StarFlyer on London's South Bank on July 29, 2014 in London, England. London is currently experiencing a period of warm weather forecasted to continue the rest of this week.

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Caitlin Jenkins and Natascha Newbold ride the StarFlyer on London’s South Bank on Tuesday in London, England

A highland cow is prepared for judging at the Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 9, 2014.

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A highland cow is prepared for judging at the Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Polo players Andy Burgess (R) riding Tonka Rob Brockett riding Torda (L) and Ben Marshall (C) riding Shriva practice for the beach polo competition being held on the beach at Watergate Bay, near Newquay this weekend on July 4, 2014 in Cornwall, England. The players were practicing ahead of this weekend's 8th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo on the Beach at Watergate Bay, north Cornwall, which is taking place tomorrow and Sunday which attracts thousands of spectators to the beach and features some of England's top international players competing in a series of matches.

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Polo players Andy Burgess (R) riding Tonka Rob Brockett riding Torda (L) and Ben Marshall (C) riding Shriva practice for the beach polo competition being held on the beach at Watergate Bay, near Newquay this weekend on Friday in Cornwall, England

 A boat crew carries their boat down to river from the boat tent at the Henley Royal Regatta on July 2, 2014 in Henley-on-Thames, England. Opening today and celebrating its 175th year, the Henley Royal Regatta is regarded as part of the English social season and is held annually over five days on the River Thames. Thousands of rowing fans are expected to come to watch races which are head-to-head knock out competitions, raced over a course of 1 mile, 550 yards (2,112 m) which regularly attracts international crews to race.

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A boat crew carries their boat down to the river for the 175th anniversary of the Henley Royal Regatta in Henley-on-Thames, England. The event opened on Wednesday and will be held over five days on the River Thames