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GCSE Results Are Released In The UK...LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21: Nurdan Gokce, 16 opens her GCSE results at Stoke Newington school on August 21, 2014 in London, England. As hundreds of thousands of students opened their GCSE results today it has emerged that the proportion of GCSEs awarded A - C grade has risen to the highest in three years.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Nurdan Gokce, 16, opens her GCSE results at Stoke Newington school on Thursday in London, England. As hundreds of thousands of students received their GCSE results on Thursday, it has emerged that the proportion of GCSEs awarded A – C grades has risen for the first time in three years. Read more

Great Clock maintenance...A specialist technical abseil team clean and inspect one of the four faces of the Great Clock, otherwise known as Big Ben, at the Houses of Parliament, in central London, as they undertake essential maintenance and cleaning of the four faces. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday August 18, 2014. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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A specialist cleaning team abseil down one of the four faces of Big Ben at the Houses of Parliament, London Read more

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People experience an artwork entitled ‘Spectra’ by Japanese visual artist Ryoji Ikeda during ‘Lights Out’, part of commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the first world war, in London

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.

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

Museum of London's Project Manager Elpie Psalti with the new exhibition of the Olympics cauldron.

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The Museum of London’s Project Manager Elpie Psalti with the new exhibition of the Olympic cauldron. Read more

Gilbert & George: SCAPEGOATING PICTURES for London exhibition

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Gilbert and George (left) sit in front of ‘City Lights’, which will feature in the Gilbert and George: Scapegoating Pictures for London exhibition at the White Cube gallery in Bermondsey

World War One Galleries Open At The Imperial War Museum...LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 16:  A general view of the main atrium at the Imperial War Museum on July 16, 2014 in London, England. The new World War One galleries at the Imperial War Museum are due to open on July 16, 2014 after a 40 million GBP refurbishment. The galleries will tell the story of the First World War, how it started, why it continued and its global impact. The exhibition features iconic objects including a Harrier jet, a Spitfire and a V2 rocket.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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A general view of the main atrium at The Imperial War Museum on July 16, 2014 in London, England. The new World War One galleries at the Imperial War Museum opened on Wednesday after a £40 million refurbishment. The galleries will tell the story of the First World War, how it started, why it continued and its global impact. The exhibition features iconic objects including a Harrier jet, a Spitfire and a V2 rocket. Read more

Public sector workers march in central London this afternoon during a 24 hour strike.

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Public sector workers march in central London during a 24-hour strike Read more