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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
Dimitris Koutsoumpas, general secretary of the Communist party of Greece (right), and religious officials attend a swearing-in ceremony of the new parliament in Athens. Greece’s parliament met for the first time after last month’s election amid market jitters sparked by an ECB block on a key source of funding for Athens’ banks.
The four original surviving copies of the Magna Carta are brought together for the first time, as they are prepared for display at the British Library in central London, as part of its 800th anniversary.
Pope Francis addresses the European Parliament at the institution’s headquarters in Strasbourg. Pope Francis urged European lawmakers to do more to help migrants.
A group of female spectators leaves as another group listen to a debate in the Iranian parliament. Fakhroddin Ahamadi Danesh Ashtiani was proposed by President Hassan Rouhani for the post of science minister, but was rejected.
Canada’s Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is applauded in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Thursday. Vickers shot a gunman during an attack on the Parliament Buildings on Tuesday
Ukrainian ultra-right party supporters clash with police in front of the Ukrainian Parliament during protests demanding the government recognises Ukrainian Insurgent Army soldiers as fighters of independence, in Kiev, Ukraine. The protest took part on the 72nd anniversary of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA).
Smoke shrouds members of the Dutch cavalry as 80 riders rehearsed on a beach on Monday at Scheveningen, Netherlands, outside The Hague, for ceremonies to mark the opening of parliament on Tuesday.
Pakistani army soldiers stand alert inside the parliament building during an emergency session in Islamabad, Pakistan. Lawmakers met over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign.
Protesters demand restoration of the state programme of affordable housing, in front of volunteer soldiers of battalion Donbass, as they guard the Ukrainian parliament building in Kiev on Thursday to prevent “planned terrorist acts”, according to battalion commander Semion Semionchenko
People take part in a rally outside parliament in Kiev on Tuesday. The protesters wanted parliament to be dissolved and early elections to be held.
Far-right Golden Dawn party supporters demonstrate in front of the parliament in Athens before a vote that will decide whether the deputies of the party will be stripped of their immunity from prosecution over alleged criminal activities
Thai anti-government protesters shout slogans during a rally in front of the Parliament as senators debate to find and end to the country’s political conflict, in Bangkok, Thailand
A voter shows her ink-stained finger at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Baghdad. Iraqis headed to the polls on Wednesday in their first national election since US forces withdrew from Iraq in 2011.
Students queue to cast their votes during the election for the Children’s Parliament in Sana’a. More than 30,000 students from 60 schools in Yemen participated in the election for representatives in the Yemeni Children’s Parliament.