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Posted on Dec 24, 2017

52 Of The Most Truly Memorable Pictures From 2017

From terror attacks to mass protests, these are the UK images that stayed with us from the year

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6 January, Huddersfield: The mother of Yassar Yaqub, who was was shot dead by police through the windscreen of a silver Audi on 3 January, is comforted as she leaves the Jamia Masjid Bilal mosque after funeral prayers for her son.

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21 January, London: A sign in Trafalgar Square during the Women's March after President Trump's inauguration.

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22 January, County Durham: Waves crash into the sea wall at Seaham Harbour.

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2 February, Burnley: A Burnley FC fan before a home tie against Chelsea.

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6 February, London: School pupils watch as Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, leave an event organised by the charity Place2Be during Children's Mental Health Week at Mitchell Brook Primary School.

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5 March, Surrey: Jack McKendrick from North Wales, carrying his partner Kirsty Jones, wins the 10th UK Wife Carrying Race in Dorking.

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16 March, Falmouth: One hundred silicone arms on display at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, Cornwall, as part of the exhibition Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed.

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22 March, London: Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood (centre) helps emergency services attend to a police officer outside the Palace of Westminster. A policeman was stabbed and his attacker shot by officers in a major security incident at the Houses of Parliament.

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22 March, London: A medic is seen near Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament following the attack.

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29 March, London: Commander Makhdum (Mak) Chishty pays his respects on Westminster Bridge during a vigil to remember the victims of the terrorist attack. Faith leaders led a vigil exactly one week after Khalid Masood ploughed a hired car into people, killing three.

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5 April, Leicestershire: Maliku, a critically endangered Bornean orangutan, with her week-old baby at Twycross Zoo.

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10 April, Birmingham: Saffiyah Khan (left) faces down English Defence League protester Ian Crossland during a demonstration in the city of Birmingham, in the wake of the Westminster terror attack.

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27 April, London: Activists from Amnesty dressed as the Statue of Liberty take part in a demonstration outside the US Embassy to mark US President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office.

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29 April, London: Anthony Joshua knocks down Wladimir Klitschko in the fifth round during the IBF, WBA and IBO Heavyweight World Title bout at Wembley Stadium.

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2 May, Mevagissey: Theresa May enjoys some chips during a campaign stop in Cornwall. The prime minister called a snap election to take place on 8 June.

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4 May, Oxford: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with Labour candidate for Oxford East Anneliese Dodds and her children Freddie and Isabella (right) and her husband Ed at Rose Hill Community Centre.

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19 May, London: Julian Assange speaks to the media from the balcony of the Embassy of Ecuador.

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25 May, Brighton: Three sculptures of pirates from Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge emerge from the sea, where they were placed to celebrate the film's release in cinemas.

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27 May, London: Arsenal players celebrate on the pitch after their win over Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium.

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1 June, London: A Bangladesh cricket fan celebrates during the match against England at the Oval.

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2 June, London: Karen Jackson, who had a heart transplant 11 years ago after being born with an inherited heart condition, is painted red to blend into a row of red telephone boxes in Covent Garden, to launch the British Heart Foundation's "Wear it. Beat it." campaign.

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4 June, Manchester: Ariana Grande wipes away a tear as she performs onstage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford Cricket Ground. The gig raised money for victims of the terror attack at her concert at the Manchester Arena in May.

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6 June, London: Two women comfort each other during a minute's silence on London Bridge in honour of the eight victims who died on 3 June when a van hit pedestrians and attackers stabbed people in nearby Borough Market.

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7 June, London: Members of the public lay flowers near the scene of the London Bridge attacks.

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8 June, Arundel: Rupert Guiel swims at Arundel Lido in West Sussex, set up as a polling station as Britain votes in the general election.

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9 June, Maidenhead: In the early hours, Theresa May listens to the results of her constituency vote at the Magnet Leisure Centre.

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14 June, London Emergency services tackle a blaze at Grenfell Tower near Notting Hill. The huge fire engulfed the tower block, trapping many people in their homes and killing 71.

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14 June, London A man covers his face with a cloth as smoke billows from Grenfell Tower.

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18 June, London: Members of London's emergency services observe a minute's silence in memory of the victims of the fire in the Grenfell Tower block, pictured on the horizon.

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20 June, Dunblane: Classmates at Dunblane Primary in Scotland try to get their hands on the Wimbledon trophy won by former pupil Andy Murray for a second time last year.

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27 June, London: A woman walks past a golden ATM marking the location of the first "hole in the wall", which opened 50 years ago in Enfield.

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11 July, London: The Night King and White Walkers march through Oxford Circus to promote the forthcoming Game of Thrones Season 7.

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16 July, London: Spectators are led into the grounds at the start of day 13 of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

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20 July, London: An EVE women's wrestling match at the Resistance Gallery in Bethnal Green.

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28 July, London: Ashlyn, 11, from Canada, looks at 700 teddy bears that have been placed on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral by international aid agency World Vision UK to represent the 700 children per week that flee conflict in South Sudan by crossing the border into Uganda.

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6 August, London: US sprinter Tori Bowie wins the women's 100m final at the World Athletics Championships in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford.

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18 August, Edinburgh: A member of Head First Acrobats performs inside the giant kaleidoscope at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ahead of their Fringe festival show Elixir.

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31 August, London: Royal fans look at flowers and tributes left in memory of the late Princess Diana at the gates of her former residence, Kensington Palace, on the 20th anniversary of her death.

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6 September, London: Demonstrators chant and wave placards in Parliament Square during a protest against the government's 1% cap on public sector pay.

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11 September, Ayrshire: People take part in the Muddy Trials race in Scotland. Runners race through deep and dark muddy ditches, woodland trails, and river crossings to get to the finish.

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15 September, Harrogate: Giant vegetable grower Peter Ian Neale from Newport pushes his award-winning cabbage that weighed in at 25.4kg at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show.

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28 September, Brighton: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn prepares his speech before delivering it to the party's annual conference.

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4 October, Manchester: Comedian Simon Brodkin gives a mock P45 form to prime minister Theresa May as she delivers her speech on the final day of the Conservative party annual conference at the Manchester Central Convention Centre.

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16 October, London: The sky turns red over buildings in Canary Wharf as sunlight filters through dust carried from the Sahara by Storm Ophelia.

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16 October, London: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, dances with Paddington Bear on Platform 1 at Paddington Station as she meets the cast and crew of the forthcoming film Paddington 2.

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17 October, St Andrews: Students dressed in costume on the Lower College lawn at the University of St Andrews for the traditional shaving foam fight.

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19 November, London: A police officer speaks with Chris Fielder, a technician from The Tank Museum, as he sits in a replica WW1 Mk IV tank used in the film Warhorse, at the Cenotaph, Whitehall.

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23 November, Alnwick: The great gatehouse ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland, under a starry sky.

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26 November, Glastonbury: People trek from St Michael's Tower after watching the sun rise over Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, after forecasters issued a yellow "be aware" weather warning for the length of the western side of Britain.

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27 November, London: Prince Harry and actor Meghan Markle attend an official photocall to announce their engagement at the Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace.

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3 December, Liverpool: Runners dressed in Father Christmas costumes take part in the annual 5km Santa Dash.

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10 December, Peak District: A cross-country skier on the Hope Woodlands moor after heavy snowfall across parts of the UK caused widespread disruption.




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