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    Dec 21, 2014

    The Best British Press Photos Of 2014

    Take a look at the impressive shortlist for the UK Picture Editor’s Guild Awards 2014.

    The photos in our newspapers and news sites taken by eagle-eyed UK press photographers can change the course of an entire story.

    From Ed Miliband eating that sandwich to anti-government protesters in Ukraine, the UK Picture Editors' Guild has recognised the nation’s photographic talent with this year’s shortlist of Britain’s best press pictures. Winners will be announced in February 2015.

    News Photographer of the Year

    Facundo Arrizabalaga, from European Pressphoto Agency

    FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / epa

    Former chief executive of News International Rebekah Brooks arrives to the Old Bailey, Central Criminal Court in central London, 25 February 2014.

    Jeff Mitchell, from Getty Images

    Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

    Eve Grayson, a reindeer herder of the Cairgorm Reindeer Herd, feeds the deer in Aviemore, Scotland. Reindeer were introduced to Scotland in 1952 by Swedish Sami reindeer herder Mikel Utsi. Starting with just a few reindeer, the herd has now grown in numbers over the years and is currently at about 130. The herd roams on 2,500 hectares of hill ground between 450 and 1,309 metres and stays above the tree line all year round, regardless of the weather conditions.

    Richard Pohle, from The Times

    Richard Pohle / The Times

    A horse of the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery rears up during their annual inspection parade in London's Regent Park. The Troop was inspected by Col Hugh Bodington, Chief of Staff of Headquarters London District, who announced that they were "fit to represent the nation".

    Jeremy Selwyn, from the Evening Standard

    Jeremy Selwyn / Evening Standard

    Ed Miliband enjoys a bacon sandwich at New Covent Garden Flower Market.

    Photo Essay of the Year

    Matthew Cardy, from Getty Images

    Matt Cardy / Getty Images

    Normandy veteran Ken Scott, 98, who was an infantry sergeant with the Durham Light Infantry on Gold Beach on D-Day, looks at headstones in the cemetery following a service at Bayeux Cemetery during D-Day 70 commemorations on 6 June 2014 in Bayeux, France.

    Souvid Datta, from The Guardian

    Souvid Datta / The Guardian

    Beneath the Pul-e Sukhta bridge in Western Kabul a group of Pakistani heroin addicts take refuge from the summer sun, huddled within a tent - smoking, injecting and sleeping in a putrid squalor. Pictured above are Emal, Rahim, Ajmal and Wahid (left to right) who have been sharing a tent for the past two weeks.

    Chris Furlong, from Getty Images

    Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

    A piper plays a lament on Gold Beach as landing craft from the Royal Marines arrive at Arromanche on June 6, 2014 in Arromanches Les Bains, France.

    Jeff Mitchell, from Getty Images

    Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

    Anti-government protesters continue to clash with police in Independence Square on 20 February 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. The protesters were calling for the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovych over corruption and an abandoned trade agreement with the European Union.

    Christie’s Arts and Entertainment Photographer of the Year

    Joanne Davidson, from The Picture Library Ltd

    Joanne Davidson/The Picture Library Ltd.

    "How to Train Your Dragon 2" Red Carpet at The Palais des Festivals during the 67th Cannes Film Festival, on 16 May 2014. Ukranian journalist, Vitalii Sediuk runs onto the red carpet and dives under America Ferrera's dress while the cast pose on the carpet, causing security to drag him off the carpet by his ankles.

    Matthew Lloyd, from Bloomberg / freelancer

    Matthew Lloyd

    Dame Judi Dench poses for photographs in the penthouse suite of the Mayfair Hotel, London, on 22 October 2014.

    Michael Marsland, from WireImage

    Mike Marsland / WireImage

    Chloe Grace Moretz and Juliette Binoche attend the "Clouds Of Sils Maria" photocall at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on 23 May 2014 in Cannes, France.

    Clara Molden, from the Daily Telegraph

    Clara Molden / The Daily Telegraph

    Portrait of Scottish actor and comedian Ronnie Corbett, 82, photographed at Addington Palace in Addington, near Croydon.

    Bloomberg Business Photographer of the Year

    Jason Alden, from Bloomberg News / The Independent

    Jason Alden/Bloomberg

    Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, left, reacts as he speaks with Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), during a panel session on day four of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Saturday 25 January 2014.

    Matthew Lloyd, from Bloomberg / freelancer

    Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg/Freelance

    No. 1 Canada Square stands surrounded by the offices of global financial institutions, including HSBC Holdings Plc, Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Barclays Plc, in this aerial photograph taken with a tilt-shift lens looking west along the River Thames towards the City of London from the Canary Wharf business and shopping district in London in London, UK.

    Toby Melville, from Reuters

    REUTERS / Toby Melville

    Britain's George Osborne addresses a conference on EU reform in central London 15 January 2014.

    Leon Neal, from Agence France-Presse

    AFP LEON NEAL

    A painting entitled "The Feast of Absalom" by Dutch artist Matthias Stomer hangs above a gallery meeting area where art dealers discuss sales at the Frieze Masters Art Fair in north London.

    Fixation Young Photographer bursary

    Souvid Datta, from The Guardian

    Souvid Datta / The Guardian

    Afghan National Police officers from the Anti-Narcotics Quick Reaction Force (ANQRF) carry out a brutal stop and search scenario exercise intended for drug traffickers at a training centre in Kabul.

    Alastair Johnstone, from South West News

    Alastair Johnstone

    Competitors compete in the annual Cheese Rolling event on Coopers Hill, Gloucestershire, England, on 26 May 2014. The event sees competitors race a round cheese down the steep slope, with the first person to the bottom being the winner.

    Henry Nicholls, from Newsteam / SWNS

    Henry Nicholls / Newsteam

    Gigantic waves hit the sea wall at Porthcawl in South Wales, on 8 February 2014.

    Peter Summers, from South West News

    Peter Summers / South West News

    Wendy Malloy, 51, and Malcolm Malloy, 55, are pictured outside their home in Finstall, England. The couple have spent the last 13 years decorating their house with christmas lights and slowly built up the collection.

    BT Sports Photographer of the Year

    Adrian Dennis, from Agence France-Presse

    ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP

    Germany's Nelli Zhiganshina and Germany's Alexander Gazsi perform in the Figure Skating Team Ice Dance Short Dance at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on 8 February 2014.

    Adrian Dennis, from Agence France-Presse

    ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP

    Jorge Lorenzo of Spain jumps high on the podium after winning the British motorcycle Grand Prix at Silverstone. At left is runner-up Marc Marquez and third placed Dani Pedrosa is at right.

    Phil Noble, from Reuters

    Phil Noble / Reuters

    Kurt Roberts of the U.S. competes in the men's Shot Put during the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at Hampden Park in Glasgow on 11 July 2014.

    Simon Stacpoole, from Offside

    Simon Stacpoole / Offside

    Capital One Cup (2nd Round) - Everton v Stevenage - A young Everton fan shouts encouragement.

    Genesis Regional Photographer of the Year

    Stuart Boulton, from the Northern Echo

    Stuart Boulton / The Northern Echo

    English Defence League supporters shout abuse at a group of Muslims during their march through Middlesbrough town centre, 28 June 2014.

    James Hardisty, from Yorkshire Post Newspapers

    Yorkshire Post Newspapers /James Hardisty

    Student Laura Bradbeer, 20, from Bradford University looking at exhibits from "The Joy of Small Things", at The Leeds Museum Discovery Centre.

    Charles McQuillan, from Getty Images

    Charles McQuillan / Getty Images

    Competitors came from all over Northern Ireland as well as the Republic of Ireland, England, Scotland and Germany and the US to compete in the wacky race at Foymore Lodge, Portadown on 13 April 2014.

    Anthony Chappel-Ross, The Press (York)

    Anthony Chappel-Ross / The Press (York)

    Sherburn in the Elmet tyre fire.

    Getty Royal Photographer of the Year

    David Hartley, freelancer

    DAVID HARTLEY

    Prince Charles arrives in Muchleney.

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    Leon Neal, from Agence France-Presse

    AFP PHOTO / POOL / LEON NEAL

    Prince Charles reacts to journalists as he watches teams of French, US, Canadian and British paratroopers jumping from aeroplanes during a D-Day commemoration in Ranville, northern France, on 5 June 2014, on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy.

    Andrew Parsons, from i-Images Picture Agency

    Andrew Parsons / i-Images

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the Royal Box at the Wimbledon Men's Final, 6 July 2014.

    Christopher Jackson, from Getty Images

    Chris Jackson / Getty Images

    A member of the public takes a "selfie" with Prince Harry as he meets locals in Freedom Square on 16 May 2014 in Tallinn, Estonia.

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