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Debutantes wait to be presented to guests during Queen Charlotte’s Ball at the Royal Courts of Justice, London. The event is the highlight of the London Season, a tradition established more than 200 years ago by King George III, culminating with Queen Charlotte’s Ball in honour of his wife’s birthday. Debutantes are young women, usually between 17 and 20, who attend the ball to celebrate a year of charity fund raising, etiquette classes, parties and high society events.
A policeman stands outside a house in Park Street, near Borough Market in central London occupied by squatters after Southwark council on Monday sold the property for £2.96m. The squatters said they were protesting against the sale of public housing stock at a time when London is facing an affordability crisis. The auction of the derelict building, which dates back to 1820, attracted strong interest from property developers, buoyed by London’s booming housing market.
Royal supporters sit opposite St James’s Palace in London on Wednesday, where Prince George of Cambridge was to be baptised in the Chapel Royal. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge invited close friends and family to the christening.
Members of 1 Mechanized Brigade, recently returned from Helmand province in Afghanistan, march into the Palace of Westminster in London, UK, to attend a parliamentary reception
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Inspirational women from various walks of life take part in a mentoring session in a London Eye pod with girls from Gumley House Convent School in Isleworth, London. The session was part of a global event to mark the UN International Day of the Girl.
Members of Parliament pose for pictures with their pets during the annual Westminster Dog of the Year competition outside Parliament in London
French artist JR, creator of the Inside Out project, poses on Monday with some of his portraits at Somerset House in London, England. Showing at the Lazarides Gallery and also on hoardings at a building site opposite the Old Bailey court, the exhibition comprises giant black and white images of members of the public who are photographed in a mobile studio mounted on the back of a small truck.
A woman takes a picture of installation ‘Realidad’ by British artist Sarah Lucas at the Whitechapel gallery in London.
Theresa May, British home secretary, is photographed in front of pictures of her predecessors at the Home Office on Friday. Read more
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A man grimaces as he gets a tattoo done on the opening day of the International London Tattoo Convention. The convention brings together tattoo artists from around the globe, including the USA, Australia, Canada, Japan and the UK.