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John Mould, who has worked at Hampton Court Palace for over fifty years, removes the first of 888,246 hand-made poppies, representing each of the commonwealth servicemen and women killed in the first world war at Tower of London on November 12, 2014 in London, England. Around five million people are thought to have visited the artwork entitled 'Blood-Swept Lands and Seas of Red' by artist Paul Cummins and Tom Piper and removal is estimated to take 8,000 volunteers around two weeks.

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John Mould, who has worked at Hampton Court Palace for more than 50 years, removes the first of 888,246 hand-made poppies, representing each of the commonwealth servicemen and women killed in the first world war, at the Tower of London on Wednesday in London, England

A member of the armed forces with prosth...A member of the armed forces with prosthetic legs pays his respects at the Armed Forces Memorial in the National Memorial Arboretum on Armistice Day near Lichfield, Staffordshire, central England, on November 11, 2014. In services around the country tributes were paid to the millions of British servicemen and women who have died in conflict since the start of the First World War 100 years ago. November 11 marks Armistice Day, the day on which a ceasefire came into effect in 1918 that ended the First World War on the Western Front.  AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

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A member of the armed forces with prosthetic legs pays his respects at the Armed Forces Memorial in the National Memorial Arboretum on Armistice Day near Lichfield, Staffordshire, central England. 

A Yeomen Warder awaits the placing of the last ceramic poppy in the moat of Tower of London to mark Armistice Day, on November 11, 2014 in London, England. The installation 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper consists of 888,246 ceramic poppies - representing each of the commonwealth servicemen and women killed in the first world war.

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A Yeoman Warder awaits the placing of the last ceramic poppy in the moat of the Tower of London to mark Armistice Day in London

Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2014 ...NO SALES NO ARCHIVE. CAN ONLY BE USED IN CONNECTION WITH LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS. Undated handout issued by Take A View of Sunrise at Winnats Pass, Derbyshire, England which won the Visit Britian 'You're invited' Award for the best image from an overseas entrant category in this year's Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday November 10, 2014. See PA story ENVIRONMENT Photography. Photo credit should read: Sven Mueller/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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At Take a View’s landscape photographer of the year awards, ‘Sunrise at Winnats Pass, Derbyshire’, taken by Sven Mueller, won the Visit Britain ‘You’re invited’ award for the best image from an overseas entrant. 

Starlings in the Scottish Borders...Tens of thousands of starlings start their murmuration, with Criffel mountain in the background, as dusk falls near Gretna Green on the England and Scotland border. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 5, 2014. The reason for the beautiful spectacle is not definitively known, with theories ranging from a defence mechanism against predators to attracting more birds to join their roost. See PA story ENVIRONMENT Starlings. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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Tens of thousands of starlings start their murmuration, with Criffel mountain in the background, as dusk falls near Gretna Green on the England and Scotland border. The reason for the beautiful spectacle is not definitively known, with theories ranging from a defense mechanism against predators to attracting more birds to join their roost. 

Chancellor George Osborne prepares to speak on high speed rail link HS2, at the launch of the HS2 report, in Leeds Civic Hall...Chancellor George Osborne prepares to speak on high speed rail link HS2, at the launch of the HS2 report, in Leeds Civic Hall, northern England October 27, 2014.     REUTERS/Lynne Cameron/Pool   (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS TRANSPORT)

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Chancellor George Osborne prepares to speak on high speed rail link HS2, at the launch of the HS2 report, in Leeds Civic Hall, northern England.

Blenheim Palace game keepers walk through the estate grounds to the funeral service of the 11th Duke of Marlborough, John Spencer-Churchill, at the Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Woodstock...Blenheim Palace game keepers walk through the estate grounds to the funeral service of the 11th Duke of Marlborough, John Spencer-Churchill, at the Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Woodstock, southern England October 24, 2014. The Duke died on October 16th. His Blenheim Palace home is a Unesco World Heritage Site, and the birthplace of Winston Churchill.

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Game keepers wear traditional dress to attend the funeral on Friday of John George Vanderbilt Henry Spencer-Churchill, the 11th Duke of Marlborough, who died last Thursday, aged 88. Blenheim Palace is a country house situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire in England and is the principal residence of the dukes of Marlborough.

(L-R top row) Dok Haze, Douglas Child as Camp Dracula, Mongolian Laughing Boy, Tony Walls, Asia Sawika as Anastasia, (L-R bottom row) zombie bass guitar player Ozzy Jackson, sword swallower Hannibal Hellmurto, pickled person, Zoe Olivia Ellis and The Sinister Sisters, Steph Bates (L) and Steph Randall (R) pose for a photograph prior to a rehearsal of the Circus of Horrors' latest show The Night of the Zombie at the Wookey Hole Caves Theatre near Wells on October 23, 2014 in Somerset, England. The Britain's Got Talent finalists who are now celebrating their 20th year are currently touring the UK with their show - which features sword swallowers, knife throwers, balancing acts, aerialists, a demon dwarf, the Sinister Sisters and gyrating and fire limboing acrobats - at a number of venues and dates including Halloween itself in Blackpool.

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Circus of Horrors performs its latest show The Night of the Zombie at the Wookey Hole Caves Theatre near Wells in Somerset, England

Autumn weather Oct 21st 2014...Large waves hit the seafront at Blackpool, as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo blow into Britain, causing rush-hour travel misery for road, rail and air travellers. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 21, 2014. Some areas were subjected to gusts of wind up to 65mph, but forecasters predicted that the worst of the weather will be over after today.

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Large waves hit the seafront at Blackpool, as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo blow into Britain causing rush-hour travel misery for road, rail and air travellers

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II walks through a field of ceramic poppies at The Tower of London on Thursday. The poppies are part of a ceramic poppy installation called ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ which marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War

The world's largest cruise ship 'Oasis of the Seas' arrives in Southampton Water on October 15, 2014 in Southampton, England. The  800 million Royal Caribbean cruise ship will dock into Southampton for a one day stay stop before departing for the US

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The world’s largest cruise ship Oasis of the Seas arrives in Southampton, England, on Wednesday. The ship will dock into Southampton for a one day stay stop before departing for the US

Clacton-On-Sea Parliamentary By-Election...CLACTON-ON-SEA, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09:  United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) candidate Douglas Carswell (L) stands with party leader Nigel Farage on October 9, 2014 in Clacton-on-Sea, England.  Polls have opened in the by-election which is being held after the sitting Conservative party Member of Parliament Douglas Carswell defected to UKIP.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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United Kingdom Independence Party candidate Douglas Carswell stands with party leader Nigel Farage in Clacton-on-Sea, England. Polls have opened in the by-election which is being held after the sitting Conservative party Member of Parliament Douglas Carswell defected to UKIP. 

 Three generations on the military, Chelsea Pensioner Albert Willis, Yeoman Warder Paul Cunilffe and Captain of the Grenadier Guard Joe Robinson plant poppies at the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red evolving art installation at the Tower of London on October 9, 2014 in London, England. 888,246 poppies will be planted in the moat by volunteers with the last poppy being planted on the 11th November 2014. Each poppy represents a British or Colonial fatality in the First World War. The poppies are for sale with 10% plus all net proceeds going to six service charities.

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Three generations on the military, Chelsea Pensioner Albert Willis, Yeoman Warder Paul Cunilffe and Captain of the Grenadier Guard Joe Robinson plant poppies at the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red evolving art installation at the Tower of London on Thursday in London, England

A visitor stands in front of a piece of work entitled Eternal Beauty by artist Tenpoint  Dis/Order during an exhibition of Ukrainian art at Saatchi Gallery on October 8, 2014 in London, England. The exhibition  'Premonition: Ukrainian Art Now'  featuring over 70 works by 38 Ukrainian Artists, runs at the Saatchi Gallery until November 3, 2014.

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A visitor stands in front of a piece of work entitled Eternal Beauty by artist Tenpoint Dis/Order during an exhibition of Ukrainian art at Saatchi Gallery on Wednesday in London, England. The exhibition ‘Premonition: Ukrainian Art Now’ runs until November 3

Guy Howard-Evans inspects the final installation of Barlach's 'Hovering Angel' sculpture at the British Museum on October 3, 2014 in London, England. The  piece by Ernst Barlach is his memorial to those killed in the First World War and forms part of the museum's 'Germany: Memories of a Nation' exhibition which opens on October 16, 2014 until January 25, 2015.

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Guy Howard-Evans inspects the final installation of Barlach’s ‘Hovering Angel’ sculpture at the British Museum on Friday in London, England. The piece by Ernst Barlach is his memorial to those killed in the First World War and forms part of the museum’s ‘Germany: Memories of a Nation’ exhibition which opens on October 16th until January 25th

A woman sits by a fountain in the sunshine in Regent's Park on September 30, 2014 in London, England.  The country is set to be the driest September since records began in 1910, with extremely low rainfall for many parts of the country, the Met Office has reported.

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A woman sits by a fountain in the sunshine in Regent’s Park on Tuesday in London, England. England is set for the driest September since records began in 1910

A red deer is seen through the morning mist in Richmond Park on September 23, 2014 in London, England. Tuesday marks the autumn equinox where day and night are of equal lengths.

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A red deer is seen through the morning mist in Richmond Park on Tuesday in London, England

The Peloton crosses Runcorn Bridge during the stage two of the 2014 Tour of Britain.

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The peloton crosses the Runcorn Bridge during stage two of the 2014 Tour of Britain

A man navigates his barge down the Bridgewater Canal near Walton Hall, Cheshire, as the warm weather continues.

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A man navigates his barge down the Bridgewater Canal near Walton Hall, Cheshire, as he enjoys the continuing warm weather

Two young Red deer stags practice their rutting in the long grass in Richmond Park, London.

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Two young Red deer stags practice their rutting in the long grass in Richmond Park, London