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Robert Bushell, Captain of the MBNA Thames Clippers which ferries commuters and tourists up and down the river Thames, London. Bushell finds the morning shifts a struggle, especially the earliest which requires waking up at 2.30am to arrive at 4am. But once out of bed, he likes being out on the river so early. “It’s really peaceful he says, aside from the occasional tugboat or engineer surveying and repairing the bridges”. View the full photo story about the people who work on the river.
A couple canoe along Riverside road in flooded Wraysbury in Berkshire. The Environment Agency has issued severe flood warnings for a number of areas on the river Thames west of London, England
People walk along the Southbank as a rainbow appears over the City of London
Christine Baker wades through flood water, pulling her dog Archie in a boat, at the Abbey Fields caravan park after the river Thames flooded on Wednesday in Chertsey, England. Parts of the UK are entering a third week of flooding and stormy conditions.
Swans and cygnets are caught, measured, assessed and tagged on the River Thames during Swan Upping on Monday in London. Swan Upping, the annual census of the River Thames’ swan population, is led by David Barber, The Queens Swan Marker. It begins on July 15 in Sunbury and ends at Abingdon, Oxfordshire, on July 19. The Queen’s Swan Marker and the accompanying Swan Uppers of the Vintners’ and Dyers’ Livery Companies use six traditional Thames rowing skiffs in their five-day journey upstream to ensure that the swan population is maintained.
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Prime Minister David Cameron looks over the River Thames estuary from the top of a 138m-high quay crane at the new London Gateway container port which is under construction on the River Thames near Tilbury in Essex on Monday