Jockey Andy Smith guides his mount to victory in the second qualifying heat for the William Hill Camel Derby at Chepstow racecourse in Wales on Thursday. Read more
Road signs erected on a London street by taxi company Hailo show hazards that their drivers believe should be introduced into the UK highway code. Read more
The MOL Caledon container ship, operated by Mitsui OSK Lines, is moored at the dock at DP World’s newly operational London Gateway deep-sea container terminal port in Stanford-Le-Hope on Thursday
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Students from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, on Monday cover themselves with foam to honour the ‘academic family’ . The ‘raisin weekend’ is held every November in the university’s St Salvator’s Quad. A gift of raisins (now foam) is traditionally given by first-year students to their elders to thank them for their guidance. The first-years in exchange receive a receipt in Latin.
A murmuration of starlings fly close to power lines at sunset near Gretna, Scotland.
Great Britain’s Laura Trott, Dani King, Elinor Barker and Joanna Rowsell on their way to breaking the world record in the Women’s Team Pursuit, during day one of the 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Cup at the National Cycling Centre, Manchester.
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Huntsman Andrew German of The Cheshire Forest Hunt exercises his hounds in the autumnal countryside in preparation for the start of the new hunting season on Thursday in Knutsford, United Kingdom. The hunting season traditionally starts near to November 1st. Although a ban on hunting has been in force since February 2005 many supporters of fox hunting are continuing to call for a repeal of the ban, saying the current law is hard to interpret and enforce.
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Masks hang on a rail at the National Theatre’s Costume and Props Hire department in Kennington in London, England. The Costume and Props Hire department in Kennington is the home of over 85,000 items including suits of armour, medieval masks, corsetry and period dresses all of which have been produced and brought to be part of the productions for the National Theatre in the last 50 years. The collection now services the public for fancy dress costumes along with TV and film companies.
Rescuers near West Beach in Newhaven, East Sussex, search for 14-year-old Dylan Alkins who vanished on Sunday while playing in the surf.
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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.