UK year in pictures 2017


We've picked a selection of our favourite pictures taken during the past year around the United Kingdom.

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image captionA red deer in Richmond Park, London, is seen as thick fog and temperatures below freezing swept across parts of the UK in January.
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image captionA competitor plunged into the mud during the Tough Guy Challenge, an extreme obstacle course, at South Perton Farm in Staffordshire.
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image captionDuring an English Defence League protest in Birmingham, activist Saffiyah Khan faced down protestor Ian Crossland.
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image captionThe funeral of Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister Martin McGuinness took place at Saint Columba's Church in his native Derry. The former IRA leader turned peacemaker died at the age of 66.
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image captionOn 29 March, Prime Minister Theresa May signed the letter triggering Article 50, confirming the UK's departure from the EU.
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image captionA passenger plane, with a Harvest moon behind, prepares to land at Heathrow Airport in London.
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image captionDogs and owners took centre stage at the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham. Crufts is said to be the largest show of its kind in the world. The annual four-day event features thousands of dogs, with competitors travelling from countries across the globe to take part and vie for the coveted title of Best in Show.
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image captionLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn was startled by Cody the dachshund during a campaign event outside the James Paget Hospital in Great Yarmouth, England.
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image captionPrince Philip met Royal Marines on his final solo engagement before retiring from public duties on 2 August. Buckingham Palace said the Duke, who is 96, may still attend certain events with the Queen.
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image captionTwo competitors grappled with each other at an all-female wrestling event in London.
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image captionIn Kendal, Cumbria, the then leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron celebrated his win in the Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency. Independent candidate Paul Ellis, also known as Mr Fish Finger, managed to win 309 votes, prompting international bafflement.
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image captionFirst Minister Nicola Sturgeon held 13-week-old twins Catherine and Sam Shepherd from Kirkintilloch. Despite losing more than 20 seats in the snap election, the SNP remain the third largest party in the UK.
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image captionHorses and riders participated in the Musselburgh Festival in East Lothian, Scotland. Participants in the Riding of the Marches ceremony cross the River Esk beside the Roman bridge.
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image captionTributes were left for the victims of the London Bridge terror attack in June in which eight people died and 48 were injured.
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image captionAt Manchester Arena, Nicola Adams threw a punch at Argentine Virginia Noemi Carcamo during their International Flyweight Contest. The double Olympic gold medallist marked her professional debut with a 40-36 points victory.
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image captionA fire in Grenfell Tower, west London, claimed the lives of 71 people, including 18 children. The blaze in the north Kensington tower block started in the early hours of 14 June.
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image captionAt low tide, the Brambles sandbank briefly appears in the middle of the Solent. It is the location of an annual cricket match held between the Royal Southern Yacht Club, Southampton, and the Island Sailing Club, Cowes, Isle of Wight.
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image captionHundreds of thousands of revellers descended on Notting Hill in west London for the final day of the annual carnival.
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image captionThe Duchess of Cambridge joined Paddington Bear for a dance on a platform at Paddington Station. She and Princes William and Harry were there to meet a group of children who have been helped by charities they support.
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image captionTo celebrate the start of the academic year, new students at the University of St Andrews took part in the customary Pier Walk. They made their way along the town's harbour walls in the traditional red gowns, worn only by undergraduates.
image captionTheresa May's speech to the Conservative Party conference was interrupted by a heckler who handed her a sheet marked P45 (an end-of-employment form). The man, later identified as comedian Simon Brodkin, said "Boris asked me to give you this" before being bundled out of the hall.
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image captionA portrait of Billy Connolly, by artist Jack Vettriano, was one of three giant murals put up in Glasgow city centre as a tribute to the comedian who turned 75 this year.
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image captionA woman looks up at a giant pendulum, part of a large-scale interactive installation by Danish collective SUPERFLEX, during the unveiling of the Tate Modern Hyundai Commission 2017, at Tate Modern in central London.
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image captionPrince Harry said he was "thrilled" after announcing his engagement to American actress Meghan Markle. The couple smiled as they posed for photographs outside Kensington Palace in London, where they will live following their wedding at Windsor Castle on 19 May 2018.
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image captionThe LMS Jubilee Class locomotive Galatea was seen steaming past Conwy Castle in north Wales.
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image captionIn London's Hyde Park, the Queen inspected the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery during its 70th anniversary parade.

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