A supporter holds a card for Ed Miliband, who has resigned as leader of the Labour party after an unexpectedly heavy defeat in the UK general election
Nuns leave a polling station after voting in London as Britain holds a general election. Polls opened today in Britain’s closest general election for decades with voters deciding between the Conservative party, headed by prime minister David Cameron; the Labour party, headed by Ed Miliband and a host of smaller parties.
Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron walks back onto his Conservative Party campaign bus after a factory visit whilst campaigning in Pendle in northern England
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Conservative Party supporters wear Nicola Sturgeon masks during a photocall in Victoria Tower Gardens on Friday in London, England. The stunt was to warn of the risk of any possible coalition between the Labour Party and the SNP
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez help make a crumble at Ivy Lane Primary School as he canvasses with local Liberal Democrat candidate for Chippenham Duncan Hames on Wednesday in Chippenham, England
Chancellor George Osborne talks to Craig Mackinlay, Conservative parliamentary candidate for South Thanet during a General Election campaign visit to Ramsgate in Kent
A woman runs past artwork of a large hand on a wall in central London, UK, on Monday
Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband speaks at an election campaign event in Stockton-on-Tees in northern England
A performer takes part in an unveiling of a billboard against fracking in central London, UK, on Monday
A woman walks past a piece of street art depicting a pregnant Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in north London. The Duchess is due to give birth to her second child in the next few days.
A child of a party activist waits for Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron to deliver a speech at a regional campaign launch in Penzance on Thursday in Penzance, England
The shadow of Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron is cast on a screen as he delivers a speech in a garden shed warehouse during a campaign event in Bedford, southern England
Fans of the Royal family wait outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s hospital in London, on Monday. Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is due to give birth to her second child at the hospital some time in the next two weeks
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
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
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A Royal Air Force Chinook flies over London during a Service of Commemoration for troops who were stationed in Afghanistan on Friday in London, England
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.
Racegoers check the form on Champion Hurdle day, the first day of the Cheltenham festival
A man with his English Setters at the annual Crufts Dog Show at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, Britain, on Thursday. The world’s largest dog show will be held until Sunday. The main competition is for the Best in Show award, the most coveted title sought by dog owners
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The horse and hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt prepares for a mid-week hunt on the 10th anniversary of the ban on hunting with hounds on Wednesday in Knutsford, England. The riders and hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt set off on a drag hunt through the Cheshire countryside