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Firefighters protest during a 24 hour strike outside Methodist Central Hall Westminster on February 25, 2015 in London, England. Firefighters across the country are parcipitating in the strike over changes to their pensions.

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Firefighters protest during a 24 hour strike outside Methodist Central Hall Westminster on Wednesday in London, England. Firefighters across the country are parcipitating in the strike over changes to their pensions

The horse and hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt prepares for a mid-week hunt on the 10th anniversary of the ban on hunting with hounds on February 18, 2015 in Knutsford, England. The riders and hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt set off on a drag hunt through the Cheshire countryside. It is 10 years today since the ban on hunting with hounds came into force after The Hunting Act was approved by parliament after 700 hours of debate in the house.

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The horse and hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt prepares for a mid-week hunt on the 10th anniversary of the ban on hunting with hounds on Wednesday in Knutsford, England. The riders and hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt set off on a drag hunt through the Cheshire countryside

A general view of the container ship Lysblink Seaways grounded at Kilchoan, West Ardnamurchan in the West Highlands

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The container ship Lysblink Seaways grounded at Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan in the West Highlands, Scotland on Wednesday

A driverless vehicle known as a Lutz 'Pathfinder' Pod is pictured during a photocall in central London on February 11, 2015. The British government launched the first official trials of driverless cars Wednesday, but said it could be some years before driverless cars are a feature on the roads

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A driverless vehicle known as a Lutz ‘Pathfinder’ Pod in central London. The British government launched the first official trials of driverless cars on Wednesday

David Beckham attends a press conference to mark his 10 years as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, at Google's headquarters in central London, February 9, 2015. Beckham announced the launch of a new fund, "7: David Beckham UNICEF Fund", named after his old shirt number.

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David Beckham attends a press conference to mark his 10 years as a Unicef goodwill ambassador at Google’s headquarters in central London. He announced the launch of the 7: David Beckham Unicef Fund, named after his Manchester United shirt number

An employee poses with a wall of Orchid Wander during a photocall for the 2015 'Orchids Festival' at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, west London on February 5, 2015.

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An employee arranges the plants on the Orchid Wander wall during the 2015 Orchids Festival at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London

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Conservator Lucy Ackland cleans Winston Churchill‘s memorial stone in Westminster Abbey on Thursday in London, England. Events, including a wreath laying ceremony at Westminster Abbey, are taking place this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death and state funeral of Britain’s wartime leader. 

National Army Museum Launches  Its Commemorations For The Bicentenary Of The Battle Of Waterloo...LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27:  Members of the Napoleonic Association pose for photographs during a press call at Wellington Arch on January 27, 2015 in London, England. The photocall marked the launch of the Waterloo200.org website which is in conjunction with the events marking the bicentennial of the Battle of Waterloo this year.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Members of the Napoleonic Association pose for photographs during a press call at Wellington Arch in London. The photocall marked the launch of the Waterloo200.org website in conjunction with the events marking the bicentennial of the Battle of Waterloo 

A procession of clergy make their way into York Minster on January 26, 2015 in York, England. The Reverend Libby Lane, who has been the vicar of St Peter's Hale and St Elizabeth's Ashley, in Greater Manchester, will be ordained as the new Bishop of Stockport in a two hour service led by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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A procession of clergy make their way into York Minster in York ahead of the ordination of the Reverend Libby Lane, who became the Church of England’s first woman bishop. 

A member of the Serpentine Swimming Club enjoys an early morning swim in Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park on Monday in London, England

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A member of the Serpentine Swimming Club enjoys a brisk early morning swim on Monday in the lake in Hyde Park in London, England

Art historian Chloe Nelkin views Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, 1782, by John Singleton Copley during the Guildhall Art Gallery's re-launch following a re-hang for the first time in 15 years, Guildhall Art Gallery, London.

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A Gallery visitor views Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, 1782, by John Singleton Copley during the Guildhall Art Gallery’s re-launch following a re-hang for the first time in 15 years at the Guildhall Art Gallery in London on Thursday

A man walks along the famous Dark Hedges avenue of trees on January 14, 2015 in Antrim, Northern Ireland. The province experienced heavy snowfall as a cold weather front hit the northern part of the United Kingdom today causing major traffic disruption and school closures.

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A man walks along the famous Dark Hedges avenue of trees on Wednesday in Antrim, Northern Ireland. The province experienced heavy snowfall as a cold weather front hit the northern part of the UK today causing traffic disruption and school closures

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron gestures as he delivers a speech on the economy, in Nottingham, central England January 12, 2015.

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech on the economy in Nottingham, central England. 

A tug boat helps maneuver the world's largest container ship, the CSCL Globe, operated by China Shipping Container Lines Co., ahead of docking at the Port of Felixstowe, a subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., in Felixstowe, U.K., on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. The inflation rate in the euro area fell below zero for the first time in more than five years, bolstering the case for more European Central Bank stimulus.

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A tug boat helps maneuver the world’s largest container ship, the CSCL Globe, operated by China Shipping Container Lines Co., ahead of docking at the Port of Felixstowe, a subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., in Felixstowe, U.K., on Wednesday.

Penguins swim in their pool during the annual stock take at London Zoo, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. Caring for more than 750 different species, London Zoo keepers started the New Year with the task of counting every single animal. With three Sumatran tiger cubs adding vital numbers to the European conservation breeding programme, the birth of six critically-endangered Philippine crocodiles and the arrival of nine Humboldt penguin chicks, all of the new additions will be added to the records.

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Penguins swim in their pool during the annual stock take at London Zoo on Monday. Caring for more than 750 different species, London Zoo keepers started the New Year with the task of counting every single animal

The cargo ship Hoegh Osaka lies on its side after being deliberately ran aground on the Bramble Bank in the Solent estuary, near Southampton in southern England January 5, 2015. The vessel was deliberately run aground on Saturday evening after it began to list, according to its owners Hoegh Autoliners.

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Cargo ship Hoegh Osaka lies on its side after being deliberately run aground on the Bramble Bank in the Solent estuary, near Southampton, England. The vessel was beached on Saturday after it began to list.

The Ukrainian Cossack Stunt team perform during day seven of the Olympia London International Horse Show at the Olympia Exhibition Centre, London

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The Ukrainian Cossack Stunt team perform during day seven of the Olympia London International Horse Show at the Olympia Exhibition Centre, London on Monday

Blizzards sweep through Kielder in Northumberland, as snow covers the area

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Blizzards sweep through Kielder in Northumberland, as snow covers the area

Giant waves hit the lighthouse wall in Whitehaven, as the stormy weather is causing disruption across parts of the UK with power cuts, ferry and train cancellations and difficult driving conditions. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday December 10, 2014. The Met Office has issued an amber ''be prepared'' warning for the west coast of Scotland, the Highlands and Islands, Orkney, Shetland and Northern Ireland as a so-called "weather bomb" batters the country

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Giant waves hit the lighthouse wall in Whitehaven, as the stormy weather is causing disruption across parts of the UK with power cuts, ferry and train cancellations and difficult driving conditions on Wednesday

Crossrail development of Farringdon platform in London, as more than 23 miles (nearly 90%) of train tunnels are now complete, with tunnelling due to finish in spring next year. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday November 28, 2014. Six of Crossrail   s eight tunnelling machines have now completed their drives.

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A view of the Farringdon platform part of the Crossrail development in London, as more than 23 miles (nearly 90%) of train tunnels are now complete, with tunnelling due to finish in spring next year