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Poll clerks are seen in a launderette being used as a polling station in Oxford

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A public launderette was used as a polling station in Oxford, England on Thursday. Opinion polls suggest Britain’s anti-EU Ukip party is likely to top European elections or come a close second.

British Prime Minister Prime Minister Da...British Prime Minister Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson wait for a train at Newark station in central England on May 21, 2014, following a visit to the town were they campaigned ahead of the Newark by-election which is due to be held on June 5. Voters also go to the polls in Britain Thursday May 22, 2014, for local council elections in England and Northern Ireland and also for European elections in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. AFP PHOTO / STEFAN ROUUSEAU/POOLSTEFAN ROUSSEAU/AFP/Getty Images

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British prime minister David Cameron and London mayor Boris Johnson wait for a train at Newark station in central England following a visit to the town were they campaigned ahead of the Newark by-election which is to be held on June 5

Chelsea Flower Show 2014 - Press Day...LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 19:  Cacti are displayed in the Great Pavilion at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 19, 2014 in London, England. The prestigious gardening show opens to the general public on May 20, 2014, and features hundreds of stands and exhibition gardens.

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Cacti on display in the Great Pavilion at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show, which takes place in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London. The society gardening show opens to the public on Tuesday and features hundreds of stands and exhibition gardens Read more

Early morning sunlight is reflected thro...Early morning sunlight is reflected through fog from the top of The Shard building in central London, on April 30, 2014. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURTCARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images

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Early morning sunlight is reflected through fog from the top of The Shard building in central London on Wednesday morning Read more

Nigel Farage's European Election Campaign Tour Visits Bath...BATH, ENGLAND - APRIL 29:  UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage (R) talks to the media as he sits outside the Volunteer Rifleman's Arms pub, as he visits Bath to meet with party members, candidates and supporters on April 29, 2014 in Bath and North East Somerset, England.  Nigel Farage visited Bath as part of the UKIP tour ahead of next month's European elections.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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UK Independence party leader Nigel Farage talks to the media as he sits outside the Volunteer Rifleman’s Arms pub, during a visit to Bath to meet party members, candidates and supporters

Commuters board an underground train at King's Cross station in London April 29, 2014. Millions of commuters faced transport chaos on Tuesday after eleventh-hour talks failed to avert a two-day strike on the London Underground train network over plans to cut jobs and close ticket offices.

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Commuters board an underground train at King’s Cross station in London. Millions of people faced transport chaos on Tuesday after talks failed to avert a two-day strike on the London Underground train network over plans to cut jobs and close ticket offices.

Ukip poster campaign...Ukip leader Nigel Farage stands with Paul Sykes (left) and an unnamed man at the launch of his party's European election bilboard campaign in Barkers Pool, Sheffield. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 22, 2014. The anti-European Union (EU) party is using £1.5 million of funding from millionaire ex-Tory donor Paul Sykes to launch its biggest-ever publicity drive ahead of the May 22 poll which many observers believe it could win. See PA story POLITICS Ukip. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

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Ukip leader Nigel Farage (centre) stands with Paul Sykes (left) and an unnamed man at the launch of his party’s European election billboard campaign in Barkers Pool, Sheffield. The anti-European Union party is using £1.5 million of funding from Mr Sykes, a millionaire ex-Tory donor, to launch its biggest-ever publicity drive ahead of the EU elections on May 22. Read more

Liverpool fans sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' during the Hillsborough memorial service marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster at Anfield stadium on April 15, 2014 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives took part in the service at Liverpool's Anfield stadium to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Bells across the City of Liverpool rung during a one minute silence. A total of 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi final against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989.

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Liverpool fans sing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ during a memorial service on Tuesday marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England

Charlie the Clown played by 75 year old Karl Brenner, currently the oldest working professional clown in the world, waits backstage in Huntingdon, England. Mr Fips Wonder Circus is a small, family run circus, who during their latest season will travel up the east of England until their season draws to a close in November. They are a company of around 20 performers, all family and friends from the circus community and their youngest member is 12 years old and their oldest is 75 years old. The troupe formed three years ago when Jan Erik Brenner and his wife Carolyn decided that they wanted to return the circus to the intimacy and magic of their childhood memories, and now play to audiences of between 100 and 500 adults and children.

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Charlie the Clown played by 75 year old Karl Brenner, currently the oldest working professional clown in the world, waits backstage in Huntingdon, England. Mr Fips Wonder Circus is a small, family run circus, who during their latest season will travel up the east of England until their season draws to a close in November.

Cacti on display in the Royal Horticultural Society's 'Great London Plant Fair' in the RHS Lawrence and Lindley Halls on April 1, 2014 in London, England. The show, which aims to celebrate the vibrancy of spring, includes the 'RHS Early Daffodil Competition' and runs until April 4, 2014.

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Cacti on display in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Great London Plant Fair in the RHS Lawrence and Lindley Halls on Tuesday in London, England. The show, which aims to celebrate the vibrancy of spring, includes the RHS Early Daffodil Competition and runs until Friday.