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A river police patrol pulls out men who swam in the icy water of the river Sava in Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. Serbian Orthodox Church followers plunged into icy rivers and ponds across the country to mark the upcoming Epiphany, cleansing themselves with water deemed holy for the day. Water that is blessed by a cleric on Epiphany is considered holy and pure until next year's celebration, and is believed to have special powers of protection and healing. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron speaks with imam Qari Asim, and Shabana Muneer, a member of the mosque’s women’s group, as he visits the Makkah Masjid Mosque in Leeds 

A section of "The Travellers" by Cedric Le Borgne is seen suspended above St. James's Square before being illuminated as part of the "Lumiere" festival in London...A section of "The Travellers" by Cedric Le Borgne is seen suspended above St. James's Square before being illuminated as part of the "Lumiere" festival in London, Britain January 14, 2016. The event which takes place over four evenings in the capital sees the illumination of famous landmarks, and the display of artworks by international artists.

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A section of “The Travellers” by Cedric Le Borgne is seen suspended above St. James’s Square before being illuminated as part of the “Lumiere” festival in London, Britain

A man walks his dog through the snow under the Angel of the North in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, as the UK braced for a new wave of bad weather after forecasters issued warnings of heavy snow in parts of England and Scotland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday January 14, 2016. The cold snap is in sharp contrast to last month, which was both the wettest and warmest December on record, when temperatures averaged 7.9C (46.2F).

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A man walks his dog through the snow under the Angel of the North in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, as the UK braced for a new wave of bad weather after forecasters issued warnings of heavy snow in parts of England and Scotland on Thursday

Junior Doctors Stage 24 Hour Strike Across NHS In England...LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 12:  A junior doctor carries a placard as she walks to join a picket outside Kings College Hospital on January 12, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. Junior doctors in England have gone on strike in a dispute with the government over a new contract. The doctors are only providing emergency cover during the 24-hour walkout, which started at 8:00am with the NHS so far postponing 4,000 routine treatments.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

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A junior doctor carries a placard as she walks to join a picket outside Kings College Hospital in London. Junior doctors in England have gone on strike in a dispute with the government over a new contract 

The Flying Scotsman steam train prepares to leave Bury Bolton Street rail station in Bury, north west England, on the East Lancashire Railway. Britain's Flying Scotsman, the first steam locomotive to reach 100 miles an hour, was making its first run for more than a decade on Friday after a  4 million upgrade programme to bring it into line with modern regulations. Built in Doncaster in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway, the A1 class locomotive became famous when displayed at the British Empire Exhibition is London the following year.

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The Flying Scotsman steam train prepares to leave Bury Bolton Street rail station in Bury, north west England, on the East Lancashire Railway. Britain’s Flying Scotsman, the first steam locomotive to reach 100 miles an hour, was making its first run for more than a decade on Friday

Storm Gertrude Brings More Weather Alerts To The UK...TEWKESBURY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 04:  Swans swim on flood waters sitting around Tewkesbury Abbey after weeks of heavy rain on January 4, 2016 in Tewkesbury, England. Storm Gertrude is the latest winter storm to bring heavy rain fall and the threat of more flooding to the UK as well as causing widespread disruption to transport and infrastructure.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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Swans swim on flood waters sitting around Tewkesbury Abbey after weeks of heavy rain Tewkesbury, England. Storm Gertrude is the latest winter storm to bring heavy rain fall and the threat of more flooding to the UK

Children look at Humboldt penguins swim in their pool during the stock take at London Zoo in London, Britain January 4, 2016

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Children look at Humboldt penguins swim in their pool during the stock take at London Zoo in London today

Armed police officers in Westminster, London, as thousands of police including increased numbers of firearms officers will be on duty as the capital ushers in the New Year tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 31, 2015. Scotland Yard said there will be around 3,000 officers across central London as mayor Boris Johnson's fireworks display with Unicef brings in 2016. See PA story SOCIAL Year. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

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An armed police officer in Westminster, London. Thousands of police including increased numbers of firearms officers will be on duty as the capital ushers in the New Year tonight 

People gather at Stonehenge in Wiltshire on the Winter Solstice to witness the sunrise on the shortest day of the year. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday December 22, 2015

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People gather at Stonehenge in Wiltshire on the Winter Solstice to witness the sunrise on the shortest day of the year on Tuesday

Choristers from the Salisbury Cathedral Choir practice ahead of the services that will be held in the cathedral marking Christmas Eve on Monday in Salisbury, England. Christmas has been celebrated in the cathedral for over 750 years since it was dedicated in 1258. It is thought that the foundation of the choir stretches back even further, with evidence of a song school in Salisbury as early as the 11th century.

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Choristers from the Salisbury Cathedral Choir practice ahead of the services that will be held in the cathedral marking Christmas Eve on Monday in Salisbury, England. Christmas has been celebrated in the cathedral for over 750 years since it was dedicated in 1258

A colourful sky before sunrise on Whitley Bay beach, as December could be the mildest across a large part of England since records began more than 350 years ago

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A colourful sky before sunrise on Whitley Bay beach, as December could be the mildest across a large part of England since records began more than 350 years ago

Glenridding after the river in the town in Cumbria burst its banks again following continued rainfall last night

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Glenridding after the river in the town in Cumbria burst its banks again following continued rainfall overnight on Thursday

St Paul's Choristers prepare to sing during a rehearsal at St Paul's Cathedral on Wednesday in London, England. It is estimated that on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of December alone, more than 10,000 people will come through the doors of St Paul's for Christmas services

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St Paul’s Choristers prepare to sing during a rehearsal at St Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday in London, England

The Boy Choristers of Winchester Cathedral Choir skate on the Cathedral's ice rink which will be open until the 3rd of January

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The Boy Choristers of Winchester Cathedral Choir skate on the Cathedral’s ice rink on Tuesday

Cast members Oscar Couchman (left) and Martin Fenton from The Snowman stage show visit The View from The Shard s The Height of Winter Experience in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday December 2,

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Cast members Oscar Couchman and Martin Fenton from The Snowman stage show visit The View from The Shard’s The Height of Winter Experience in London on Wednesday

Westonbirt Arboretum illuminations...People admire the illuminations at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, which opens on Friday 27th November, as the Forestry Commissionís National Arboretum embraces the festive spirit with its magical Enchanted Christmas event, with an illuminated trail through the trees and woodland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November, 25, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

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People admire the illuminations at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, which opens on Friday, The Arboretum embraces the festive spirit with its magical Enchanted Christmas event, with an illuminated trail through the trees and woodland 

Clouds are lit by the first light of dawn during a winter sunrise on November 25, 2015 in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England. After a mild week the wintery weather is due to return over the weekend.

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Clouds are lit by the first light of dawn during a winter sunrise on Wednesday in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England. After a mild week the wintery weather is due to return over the weekend.

A surfer rides the waves at Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, North Tyneside, as the worst of Storm Barney has past in most areas, temperatures are set to drop to as low as 0C (33.8F) on Saturday, with high winds making it feel as low as -4C (24.8) in some parts.

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A surfer rides the waves at Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, North Tyneside, as the worst of Storm Barney has passed in most areas

Autumn weather Nov 17th 2015...The sun rises over Whitley Bay, Northumberland, as weather experts warned that roaring winds could down trees, cause power cuts and lead to flooding as Storm Barney sweeps through the UK this week. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 17, 2015. The second storm deemed strong enough to be given its own name this season is expected to bring winds of up to 75mph to areas across the south of England, as well as Wales and Ireland through Tuesday night. See PA story WEATHER Barney.

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The sun rises over Whitley Bay, Northumberland. Weather experts warned that roaring winds could down trees, cause power cuts and lead to flooding as Storm Barney is due to sweep through the UK this week

Wembley Welcomes Prime Minister Modi...LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13:  A man wearing a mask depicting Narendra Modi waves at Wembley Stadium prior to the Indian Prime Minister speaking, during the second day of an official three day visit on November 13, 2015 in London, England. Around 60,000 people including British Indians from 450 different community groups from around the country are expected to fill the stadium. A concert by an arts programme featuring 800 performers, including the Indian singing star Kanika Kapoor and the London Philharmonic Orchestra will entertain the crowd. Following Modi's address will be what is billed as one of the UKs largest ever firework displays.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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A man wearing a mask depicting Narendra Modi waves at Wembley Stadium ahead of the Indian Prime Minister’s speech