An SNP election canvasser gives the thumbs up as she views ballot papers being counted for the Banff and Buchan, Gordon and West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine constituency counts in the General Election at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre in Aberdeen.

Gallery: The best pictures from around the UK


THIS week’s headlines have been dominated by the General Election, the royal baby and sporting triumphs. We’ve picked our favourite images taken this week from the Press Association archives.