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Dec 26, 2018

60 Of The Most Truly Memorable Pictures From 2018

From the Trump baby balloon to Gareth Southgate's waistcoat, these are the UK images that stayed with us this year.

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London, January 18
A black cab driver waves a union flag while standing on a taxi on London Bridge, during a protest against Transport for London and Uber.

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Durham, January 28
Highland cattle huddle in Durham during a blizzard as freezing temperates gripped the UK and heavy snowfall led to travel disruption.

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Beijing, February 1
British prime minister Theresa May and Chinese president Xi Jinping take part in a tea ceremony at Xi's official Diaoyutai State Guesthouse.

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London, February 21
Stormzy performs at the Brit Awards 2018 held at the O2 Arena in London. He was announced the winner of British Album of the Year, beating Ed Sheeran to what is seen as the most coveted prize of the night.

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Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, March 2

A woman slips carrying shopping in the snow on Main Street in Alexandria, in the west of Scotland. Freezing weather conditions dubbed the "Beast from the East", combined with Storm Emma coming in from the southwest of Britain, brought further snow and sub-zero temperatures, causing chaos on roads and shutting schools.

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London, March 7
Activists from Avaaz stage a protest timed to coincide with the visit by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman outside the Houses of Parliament.

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Salisbury, March 7
Mist lingers as the sun rises over Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire, England. A few days earlier, Sergei Skripal, who was granted refuge in the UK following a "spy swap" between the US and Russia in 2010, and his daughter were left critically ill after being exposed to an "unknown substance" in the city.

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Bogotá, Colombia, March 15
Students and teachers at the Stephen Hawking school in Bogotá, pay homage to the British scientist, following the announcement of his death, aged 76.

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London, March 20
Alexander Nix, CEO of Cambridge Analytica, arrives at the offices of his company in central London. Cambridge Analytica was accused of harvesting the personal data of 50 million Facebook users for the US election and Brexit referendum campaigns.

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Ripon, North Yorkshire, March 25
Members of the clergy and congregation walk in a procession through the city centre to the cathedral to participate in the Palm Sunday service.

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London, March 29
BeLeave and Cambridge Analytica whistleblowers Shahmir Sanni (left) and Chris Wylie (centre) attend an emergency demonstration in Parliament Square on the anniversary of triggering Article 50. The rally, hosted by the Fair Vote Project, called on MPs to address Cambridge Analytica's work, which the whistleblowers claimed could have manipulated the outcome of the Brexit vote.

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Dorking, Surrey, April 8
Competitors take part in the 2018 Wife Carrying Race.

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Wimbledon, April 16
Ant McPartlin leaves Wimbledon magistrates’ court. McPartlin, one half of the television presenting duo Ant and Dec, was fined £86,000 and banned from driving for 20 months after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

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West Bromwich, West Midlands, April 22
A bull terrier wears an England football shirt as people take part in the annual Stone Cross St George's Day Parade in West Bromwich. The Black Country parade is a nonpolitical event and is paid for by donations and fundraising events throughout the year. It is believed to be the biggest St George's Day parade in the world. Celebrations take place across the country to celebrate the patron saint of England.

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Liverpool, April 26
Tom Evans speaks to the media outside Liverpool's Alder Hey Children's Hospital where his son Alfie Evans, a terminally ill 23-month-old who was at the centre of a life-support treatment dispute, was a patient.

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Windsor, May 18
A royal fan sits wrapped in her sleeping bag, having spent the night on the pavement outside of Windsor Castle, the location for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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Windsor, May 19
Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, leave following their wedding ceremony in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

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Windsor, May 19
Harry and Meghan wave from the Ascot Landau carriage during their procession on the Long Walk as they head back towards Windsor Castle.

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Windsor, May 19
Harry and Meghan leave Windsor Castle after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House, hosted by the Prince of Wales.

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London, 23 May
A T. rex is spotted on the Thames ahead of the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on June 6.

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Uppermill, Greater Manchester, May 25
Members of the Swiss brass band Musikgesellschaft Dagmersellen take part in the "Whit Walks" in the village of Uppermill, near Oldham, northern England. The Whit Walks are a traditional Christian "Procession of Witness" accompanied by brass bands and celebrated throughout northwest England.

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Swansea, May 27
Taylor Swift performs on Day 2 of the BBC Biggest Weekend Festival.

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London, June 10
A model walks the runway at the Xander Zhou show during London Fashion Week (Men's) at Queen Elizabeth Hall.

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London, June 14
Doves are released as a tribute to mark the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire. In one of Britain's worst urban tragedies since World War II, a devastating fire broke out in the 24-storey public housing building in the North Kensington area of London. Seventy-two people died from the blaze.

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Wiltshire, June 21
A man wears a hat with antlers as the sun rises at Stonehenge over people gathered to celebrate the dawn of the longest day of the year.

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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, June 24
Harry Kane scores England's second goal of the game against Panama from a penalty at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.

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Glasgow, June 26
Protesters outside the Undersea Defence Technology conference take part in a demonstration, organised by the Sink the Arms Fair coalition, at the Scottish Event Campus.

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Carrwood, Greater Manchester, June 27
A firefighter works at fire on a moor above Carrwood. Summer weather sparked a wildfire across moors in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, which continued to burn overnight.

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London, 2 July
From left: Sterling, a Hungarian vizsla, Finn, a golden retriever and Joey, a spaniel, participate in the UK's first doggy swimming gala.

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London, July 3
Residents of the Kirby Estate gather under bunting and flags to watch the World Cup match between Colombia and England.

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Wimbledon, July 3
Rufus, a Harris's hawk used by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club to keep pigeons away from its venue, is pictured on Day 2 of the Wimbledon Championships.

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Samara, Russia, July 7
England manager Gareth Southgate celebrates during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia quarter-final match between Sweden and England at Samara Arena. Southgate wore the same waistcoat for all of England's games.

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London, July 11
Fans celebrate England's first goal during a Hyde Park screening of the FIFA 2018 World Cup semi-final match between Croatia and England. Up to 30,000 free tickets were available by ballot for the biggest London screening of a football match since 1996.

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London, July 11
England football fans watch as Croatia win the semi-final 2–1 and progress to the World Cup final.

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London, 13 July
A "Baby Trump" balloon rises after being inflated in London's Parliament Square, as part of the protests against the visit of US president Donald Trump to the UK.

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Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, July 13
Prime minister Theresa May and US president Donald Trump make their way to a joint press conference following their meeting at Chequers, May's grace-and-favour country residence where the pair held bilateral talks. Earlier the Sun newspaper revealed criticisms of May and her Brexit policy made by Trump in an interview.

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Windsor, July 13
Queen Elizabeth II, Donald Trump, and first lady Melania Trump walk from the Quadrangle after inspecting an honour guard at Windsor Castle.

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London, July 14

Supporters of far-right activist and former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson block the path of a number 9 bus with a Muslim woman driver after a rally in central London.

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London, August 15
A police officer stands next to the barrier that stopped a speeding vehicle the previous day, outside the Houses of Parliament. Following the crash, calls were been made to pedestrianise the surrounding area to further protect members of the public from any terror attacks using vehicles.

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Cape Town, August 28
Prime minister Theresa May dances with students and staff at ID Mkize Secondary School in Cape Town, which is twinned with Whitby High School in Yorkshire. The two schools are part of a British Council–funded teacher exchange scheme called Connected Classrooms. May was on day one of her trip to South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya on a trade mission designed to bolster the UK's post-Brexit fortunes.

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London, September 11
Boris Johnson, former foreign secretary, attends the presentation of a report from Economists for Free Trade at the Houses of Parliament with fellow Brexiters.

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London, September 14
Liberal Democrat deputy leader Jo Swinson with her baby Gabriel in her Commons seat to listen to the closing remarks of a discussion about proxy voting, which could allow MPs on maternity and paternity leave to nominate a colleague to cast their vote in their absence.

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Harrogate, September 15
Ian Neale with his winning heaviest in class giant cabbage weighing 30.2kg during the giant vegetable competition at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Yorkshire.

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London, September 22
Anthony Joshua makes his way to the ring to fight Alexander Povetkin for the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles at Wembley Stadium.

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London, September 27
Far-right figurehead Tommy Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, arrives at the Old Bailey. The Former English Defence League leader and British National Party member is facing a retrial on charges of contempt.

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Birmingham, October 3
Theresa May dances as she walks out on to the stage to deliver her leader's speech during the final day of the Conservative Party Conference at the International Convention Centre.

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Leeds, October 4
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn scales a wall during a visit to the Climbing Lab in Leeds, which was damaged during the Boxing Day floods in 2015. Corbyn supported the city's bid for more funding for flood defences to prevent any future disasters.

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Liverpool, October 5
Crowds watch the Royal De Luxe theatre company's "Giants" puppets during a street theatre performance on Castle Street.

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Windsor, October 12
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge attend the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel.

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Windsor, October 12
Princess Eugenie of York arrives at St George's Chapel. She previously revealed: "I had an operation when I was 12 on my back, and you'll see on Friday [at the wedding], but it's a lovely way to honour the people who looked after me and a way of standing up for young people who also go through this... I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars and I think it's really special to stand up for that."

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Wellington, New Zealand, October 30
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, receives a hongi, a traditional Maori greeting, at an official welcome ceremony at Government House, on the first day of the royal couple's tour of New Zealand.

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Edenbridge, Kent, October 31
The Edenbridge Bonfire Society's celebrity guy, Boris Johnson, is set on fire.

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London, November 7
Captain James Pugh of the British Army's 1 Royal Anglian Regiment poses with a section of the 72,396 shrouded figures that form the installation "Shrouds of the Somme" by British artist Rob Heard, laid out at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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November 10
Floral tributes left for Leicester City's late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabh, are pictured ahead of the club's English Premier League football match against Burnley, at the King Power Stadium in Leicester. The charismatic Thai had become a beloved figure in the club and the city.

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London, November 15
Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg speaks outside the Houses of Parliament in London after handing in his letter of no confidence to Sir Graham Brady, chair of the 1922 Committee.

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Los Angeles, December 1

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury during the WBC Heavyweight Championship bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Despite being knocked down twice, Fury recovered to end the tie in a draw.

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London, December 2
Participants taking part in the London Santa Run in Victoria Park, east London.

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London, December 10
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on stage during the Fashion Awards 2018 at Royal Albert Hall. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced in October that they're expecting their first child together per a statement from Kensington Palace.

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London, December 12
Sir Graham Brady (centre), chair of the 1922 Committee, announces that Theresa May has survived an attempt by Tory MPs to oust her as party leader with a motion of no confidence at the Houses of Parliament in London.

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Manchester, December 18

Jose Mourinho leaves the Lowry Hotel in Manchester after losing his job as manager of Manchester United.



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