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.
Royal supporters sit opposite St James’s Palace in London on Wednesday, where Prince George of Cambridge was to be baptised in the Chapel Royal. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge invited close friends and family to the christening.
(left to right) Father Luke and Father Gordon and Father Matthew look out over the lake at Ampleforth, North Yorkshire at the Autumn trees. Ampleforth Abbey and College is the UK’s largest Benedictine community and is set in one of North Yorkshire’s Areas of Outstanding Beauty.
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A Christie’s employee looks up at artist Martin Honert’s ‘Giants’ at The Thinking Big auction exhibition at the Sorting Office on Friday in London. The Saatchi Gallery and Christies are holding the auction of contemporary sculpture and installation to support the Saatchi Gallery’s policy of free entry to exhibitions. Thinking Big features the work of Tracey Emin and the Chapman brothers, as well as newer talents such as Toby Ziegler and Kader Attia.
Members of Parliament pose for pictures with their pets during the annual Westminster Dog of the Year competition outside Parliament in London
French artist JR, creator of the Inside Out project, poses on Monday with some of his portraits at Somerset House in London, England. Showing at the Lazarides Gallery and also on hoardings at a building site opposite the Old Bailey court, the exhibition comprises giant black and white images of members of the public who are photographed in a mobile studio mounted on the back of a small truck.