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David Hockney presents his new body of work at the Annely Juda gallery, Mayfiar, London

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David Hockney presents his new body of work at the Annely Juda gallery, Mayfair, London on Thursday

The Viking Star going through the Thames Barrier in London as part of its maiden voyage. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday May 12, 2015. The delivery ceremony took place on March 28th when the ship was presented at Fincantieri s Marghera shipyard outside of Venice, Italy. On April 11th, Viking Star set sail from Istanbul making her way through the Mediterranean into the Atlantic on her way to be officially christened in Bergen, Norway on May 17th. Classified by Cruise Critic as a  small ship,  the all-veranda Viking Star has a gross tonnage of 47,800 tons, 465 cabins and will accommodate 930 passengers. It is engineered to allow direct access into most ports, so guests have an easy and efficient embark and debark. The Viking Star is one of three ocean cruise ships on order; the remaining two ships, Viking Sea and Viking Sky, are currently under construction

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The Viking Star going through the Thames Barrier in London as part of its maiden voyage on Tuesday

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Larry the cat waits outside 10 Downing Street, London

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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.

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

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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, Britain on Monday

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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, Britain on Monday

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A performer takes part in an unveiling of a billboard against fracking in central London, UK, on Monday

ATTENTION EDITORS - CAPTION CORRECTION FOR LON101 TRANSMITTED ON APRIL 23, 2015 AT APPROXIMATELY 0830 GMT...ATTENTION EDITORS - CAPTION CORRECTION FOR LON101 TRANSMITTED ON APRIL 23, 2015 AT APPROXIMATELY 0830 GMT. THE CAPTION INCORRECTLY MENTIONS A PUSH CHAIR. A CORRECTED VERSION IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWS THIS ADVISORY. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED. REUTERS.  A woman walks past a piece of street art depicting a pregnant Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in north London, April 23, 2015. The Duchess is due to give birth to her second child in the next few days.  REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY  TEMPLATE OUT

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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, April 20, 2015. 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

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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

Sotheby's Arts of the Islamic World auction. An Ottoman jewelled presentation sword. Turkey. 18th/19th century. Photograph: Rosie HallamSotheby's Arts of the Islamic World auction. Photograph: Rosie Hallam

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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 supporters wait for the arrival of Labour Party leader Ed Miliband in Crouch End, north London as part of his General Election campaign tour.

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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 woman walks past a piece of street art in Shoreditch, east London, April 14, 2015.  REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A woman walks past a piece of street art in Shoreditch, east London 

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 30: A fox runs in front of 10 Downing Street on March 30, 2015 in London, England. Campaigning in what is predicted to be Britain's closest national election in decades will start after Queen Elizabeth II dissolves Parliament today. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

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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 

The Labour Party Launch Their 2015 General Election Campaign   ***BESTPIX***...LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27:  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 on March 27, 2015 in London, England. Speaking before Monday's official start of campaigns for the May 7 general election, when Parliament is dissolved, Mr Milliband pledged to prevent further privatisation of the National Health Service.  (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)   ***BESTPIX***

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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 

A handout picture taken on March 23, 201...A handout picture taken on March 23, 2015 and obtained in London on March 24, 2015, from Britain's Ministry of Defence, shows a bomb disposal expert checking the fuse on an unexploded 1,000-pound (455-kilogramme) bomb which was discovered at a building site in south London. Residents were evacuated from around 1,200 homes in a densely populated London neighbourhood, as bomb disposal experts worked on Tuesday to defuse a 1,000-pound (455-kilogramme) bomb from World War II. The local council said it had put 80 people up in hotels in the area overnight, and was serving hot food and drinks at a sports centre and a local library, as well as providing activities for children.  AFP PHOTO / SERGEANT RUPERT FRERE/MOD/HANDOUT

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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.

Children at a school wear solar viewing glasses as they try to see a partial solar eclipse in London...Children at a school wear solar viewing glasses as they try to see a partial solar eclipse in London March 20, 2015. A solar eclipse swept across the Atlantic Ocean on Friday with the moon blocking out the sun for a few thousand sky gazers on remote islands with millions more in Europe, Africa and Asia getting a partial celestial show. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

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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 outside number 11 Downing Street in central London...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 March 18, 2015.   REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN  - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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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 at Kew Gardens

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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

A Royal Air Force Chinook flies over London during a Service of Commemoration for troops who were stationed in Afghanistan on March 13, 2015 in London, England. Royals including the Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by veterans and families at St Paul's Cathedral for a service commemorating the end of British involvement in the Afghanistan war.

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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

***BESTPIX*** Visitors To The Sky Garden At The Top Of London's Newest Skyscraper...LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: A visitor looks at the view from the Sky Garden terrace at 20 Fenchurch Street on March 12, 2015 in London, England.  Number 20 Fenchurch Street is London's newest skyscraper, known locally as The Walkie Talkie. The Sky Garden sits at the top of the 160 metre, 500 million GBP building and is now open to the public. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)  ***BESTPIX***

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A visitor looks at the view from the Sky Garden terrace at 20 Fenchurch Street. Number 20 Fenchurch Street is London‘s newest skyscraper, known locally as The Walkie Talkie. The Sky Garden sits at the top of the 160 metre, 500 million GBP building and is now open to the public.