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In Pictures: 80th anniversary of Battle of Britain marked in small ceremony

20/09/2020

A small and intimate service to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain has been held at Westminster Abbey. More than 2,000 people usually attend the annual Sunday service but only 79 invited guests were present this year due to social distancing measures during the coronavirus pandemic.

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In Pictures: Elderly protesters defy Belarus’ strongman

20/09/2020

Thousands of protesters who have flooded Belarusian cities for six weeks of demonstrations to demand an end to the 26-year rule of the country’s authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko include people of all ages, professions and social groups.

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In Pictures: Britain basks in September sizzler

14/09/2020

The UK looks set to bask in scorching temperatures this week. The mercury will be highest in southern parts, reaching 30C (86F), but most of the country will see a spell of warmer weather over the next few days, the Met Office said.

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In Pictures: Animal magic at London Zoo on weigh-in day

27/08/2020

Creatures of all shapes and sizes have been lining up for their annual weigh-in at ZSL London Zoo. Camels, penguins, squirrel monkeys and spiders were among those having their height and weight recorded. It allows zookeepers to monitor their health and wellbeing.

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In Pictures: A-level students keep their distance to celebrate exam results

13/08/2020

Students across England, Wales and Northern Ireland have been receiving their A-level results. This year’s summer exams were cancelled because of Covid-19, meaning around 300,000 school leavers are receiving calculated grades. Here are some of the scenes from a very different A-level results day for students.

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In Pictures: Sun-seekers make most of heatwave ahead of storms

09/08/2020

Sunday saw Britons bask in another hot day, with temperatures in the 30Cs. Sun-seekers made the most of the weather, with southern areas taking the lion’s share once again, as the Met Office warned of “severe thunderstorms” early next week.

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In Pictures: Sun-seekers soak up rays as temperatures soar

07/08/2020

People have flocked to beaches across the South East amid predictions that Friday could be the hottest day of the year. London and the South East could see temperatures top 37C during a heatwave expected to continue through to Sunday. Here are some images of sun-seekers soaking up the rays: