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Members of the East German Ladies’ swimming team leave the new ‘King’s Cross Pond Club’ outdoor swimming pool on Friday in London, England. The 40 metre pool is purified using submerged plants to filter the water and is surrounded by flowers and plants
A visitor shelters under her umbrella as she makes a phone call at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show in London, UK
David Hockney presents his new body of work at the Annely Juda gallery, Mayfair, London on Thursday
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The Viking Star going through the Thames Barrier in London as part of its maiden voyage on Tuesday
Larry the cat waits outside 10 Downing Street, London
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.
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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
A woman runs past artwork of a large hand on a wall in central London, UK, on Monday
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.
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
A Sotheby’s member of staff presents a 18th/19th Century Ottoman jewelled presentation sword at a media preview of the Arts of the Islamic World at Sotheby’s, London
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
A woman walks past a piece of street art in Shoreditch, east 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
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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.
Schoolchildren in London wear solar viewing glasses as they try to see a partial solar eclipse — about 85% in the UK capital — on Friday
Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, holds up his budget case for the cameras as he stands with his Treasury team outside number 11 Downing Street, before delivering his budget to the House of Commons, in central London.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson plants flowers at the Royal Botanical Gardens where he joined Kew apprentices, diploma students, and Kew horticulturist Carlos Magdalena to plant young Victoria Amazonica Waterlilies, a colourful hybrid of waterlilies and lotus plants, in the Princess of Wales Conservatory