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GCSE Results Are Released In The UK...LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21: Nurdan Gokce, 16 opens her GCSE results at Stoke Newington school on August 21, 2014 in London, England. As hundreds of thousands of students opened their GCSE results today it has emerged that the proportion of GCSEs awarded A - C grade has risen to the highest in three years.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Nurdan Gokce, 16, opens her GCSE results at Stoke Newington school on Thursday in London, England. As hundreds of thousands of students received their GCSE results on Thursday, it has emerged that the proportion of GCSEs awarded A – C grades has risen for the first time in three years. Read more

Police Scotland Fife pipe band take part in 2014 World Pipe Band Championships grade one qualifiers at Glasgow Green on August 15, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. The annual World Pipe Band Championships has returned to Glasgow this weekend, with a programme that will have 300 performances from 223 pipe bands competing for the title.

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Police Scotland Fife pipe band take part in 2014 World Pipe Band Championships grade one qualifiers at Glasgow Green on Friday in Glasgow, Scotland

Edinburgh Festival Fringe entertainers perform on the Royal Mile on August 14, 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The largest performing arts festival in the world, this year's festival hosts more than 3,000 shows in nearly 300 venues across the city.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe entertainers perform on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland

Hot air balloons lift off during a mass ascent at the 36th International Balloon Fiesta at the Ashton Court Estate near Bristol, which is Europe's largest ballooning event.

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Hot air balloons lift off during a mass ascent at the 36th International Balloon Fiesta at the Ashton Court Estate near Bristol, which is Europe’s largest ballooning event which officially begins on Friday

Winning bulls are led from the judging ring at the North Devon Show, near Barnstaple. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August, 6, 2014.  The show is North Devon's premier agricultural spectacle and a celebration of North Devon's farming roots.

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Winning bulls are led from the judging ring at the North Devon Show, near Barnstaple on Wednesday. The show is North Devon’s premier agricultural spectacle and a celebration of North Devon’s farming roots

Edinburgh Fringe Festival acts play to the crowds during the first day of the festival on the Royal Mile.

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival acts play to the crowds during the first day of the festival on the Royal Mile on Friday

England's Jack Laugher (L) and Chris Mears compete in the men's Synchronised 3m Springboard final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland, August 1, 2014.

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England’s Jack Laugher and Chris Mears compete in the men’s Synchronised 3m Springboard final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland

Caitlin Jenkins, 17, (L) and Natascha Newbold, 17, (R) ride the StarFlyer on London's South Bank on July 29, 2014 in London, England. London is currently experiencing a period of warm weather forecasted to continue the rest of this week.

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Caitlin Jenkins and Natascha Newbold ride the StarFlyer on London’s South Bank on Tuesday in London, England

Summer weather July 27th...Wind Turbines at Blyth in Northumberland at sunset last night. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday July 28, 2014. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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Wind turbines at Blyth in Northumberland, UK, at sunset on Sunday night.

David Cameron Visits The Shetland Islands...LERWICK, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 23:  Prime Minister David Cameron is seen as he is taken out to sea on the fishing boat, 'Radiant Star' from Lerwick captained by Victor Laurenson (not pictured) who showed the Prime Minister how to steer the vessel on July 23, 2014 in Scalloway, Sheltand Islands. It is the first time Shetland has seen a prime minister visit in 34 years, following the visit of Margaret Thatcher in 1980. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Iages)

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Prime Minister David Cameron is the first prime minister to visit the Shetland Islands in 34 years, following the visit of Margaret Thatcher in 1980. He rode on the fishing boat ‘Radiant Star’ in the Scalloway area of the islands.