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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
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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
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 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. He announced the launch of the 7: David Beckham Unicef Fund, named after his Manchester United shirt number
An employee arranges the plants on the Orchid Wander wall during the 2015 Orchids Festival at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London
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.
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
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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.
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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
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
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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
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.
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
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.
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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
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
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