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The Spice Girls make an appearance, albeit in miniature form, in an exhibition exploring the social, cultural, political and technological impact of the 1990s.  Cool Britannia is on now at Goole Museum, East Yorkshire

The Spice Girls make an appearance, albeit in miniature form, in an exhibition exploring the social, cultural, political and technological impact of the 1990s. Cool Britannia is on now at Goole Museum, East Yorkshire

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Castle Howard, near York, is due to host the International Sheepdog Trials in September.  Fifteen dogs from each UK nation will compete at the stately home, with the 15 put forward for a chance to be crowned supreme winner

Castle Howard, near York, is due to host the International Sheepdog Trials in September. Fifteen dogs from each UK nation will compete at the stately home, with the 15 put forward for a chance to be crowned supreme winner

CHARLOTTE GRAHAM

A five-week-old spectacle owl, typically a tropical bird, perches between soft toys at the Scottish Owl Center in West Lothian.  Once you see it...

A five-week-old spectacle owl, typically a tropical bird, perches between soft toys at the Scottish Owl Center in West Lothian. Once you see it…

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A jazzed-up version of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest runs at the open-air Roman Theater of Verulamium, St Albans, until July 17

A jazzed-up version of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest runs at the open-air Roman Theater of Verulamium, St Albans, until July 17

ELLIOTT FRANK

The Glasshouse in West Sussex blooms like the flowers within it.  On warm days, its sepals open using a hydraulic mechanism to allow the plants access to sunshine and ventilation

The Glasshouse in West Sussex blooms like the flowers within it. On warm days, its sepals open using a hydraulic mechanism to allow the plants access to sunshine and ventilation

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The Black Eagles practice in the skies above Boscombe Down airbase near Amesbury, Wiltshire.  Flying eight T-50B supersonic trainer jets, the Republic of Korea Air Force team are set to take part in the Southport Air Show, Royal International Air Tattoo and Farnborough International Air Show this month

The Black Eagles practice in the skies above Boscombe Down airbase near Amesbury, Wiltshire. Flying eight T-50B supersonic trainer jets, the Republic of Korea Air Force team are set to take part in the Southport Air Show, Royal International Air Tattoo and Farnborough International Air Show this month

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Emma Massingale, 39, a horse trainer and adventurer from West Stowford, Devon, combines her love of skiing with a novel way of exercising her ponies

Emma Massingale, 39, a horse trainer and adventurer from West Stowford, Devon, combines her love of skiing with a novel way of exercising her ponies

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A boat carrying tourists manoeuvres around icebergs floating in Disko Bay, west Greenland

A boat carrying tourists manoeuvres around icebergs floating in Disko Bay, west Greenland

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A pale leopard seal stands out from its darker cousins ​​in Antarctica.  Its lack of pigmentation may be caused by a condition called leucism

A pale leopard seal stands out from its darker cousins ​​in Antarctica. Its lack of pigmentation may be caused by a condition called leucism

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Fred, a golden labrador, has taken care of 15 ducklings whose mother disappeared from Mountfitchet Castle, Essex.  He took a flock of nine orphans under his wing from him in 2018

Fred, a golden labrador, has taken care of 15 ducklings whose mother disappeared from Mountfitchet Castle, Essex. He took a flock of nine orphans under his wing from him in 2018

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Crowds watch fireworks from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington to mark the 246th anniversary of American independence

Crowds watch fireworks from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington to mark the 246th anniversary of American independence

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Contestants warm up during the Mr & Ms Muscle Beach championship in Venice, California.  The state's governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, used to be a regular and still makes guest appearances

Contestants warm up during the Mr & Ms Muscle Beach championship in Venice, California. The state’s governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, used to be a regular and still makes guest appearances

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A daring seagull takes a piece of fish from a woman having lunch with her husband in Lyme Regis, Dorset, biting her fingers in the process

A daring seagull takes a piece of fish from a woman having lunch with her husband in Lyme Regis, Dorset, biting her fingers in the process

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William Davis of the United States competes with Cuba's Marlon Diaz in Havana during qualifiers for the 2023 Fiba Basketball World Cup

William Davis of the United States competes with Cuba’s Marlon Diaz in Havana during qualifiers for the 2023 Fiba Basketball World Cup

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Alex Boyt, a son of Lucian Freud, promotes a new exhibition of the painter's work at the Freud Museum in London.  He is standing between Head of Ali, a portrait of himself, and The Pearce Family, featuring Freud's daughter Rose.  Marking Freud's centenary, the exhibiton includes childhood drawings, family photographs and the home study of Sigmund Freud, the painter's grandfather

Alex Boyt, a son of Lucian Freud, promotes a new exhibition of the painter’s work at the Freud Museum in London. He is standing between Head of Ali, a portrait of himself, and The Pearce Family, featuring Freud’s daughter Rose. Marking Freud’s centenary, the exhibiton includes childhood drawings, family photographs and the home study of Sigmund Freud, the painter’s grandfather

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