Coronavirus: How the UK marked Easter weekend amid lockdown


A selection of powerful photographs taken around the UK as the country marked the Easter weekend amid lockdown.

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image captionThe Vicar of Brenchley Reverend Campbell Paget conducted an Easter service to a single member of the congregation at dawn in the churchyard of All Saints' Church in Brenchley, south-east England, on Sunday.
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image captionA drone captured a near-deserted Blackpool beach and promenade on Sunday as people heeded official advice to stay home. This long weekend would traditionally be busy, with day trippers and holiday makers travelling to the country's seaside resorts.
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image captionKelly Stamp Heather, mother of two, decorated her home in Buntingford, Hertfordshire, with a 'bear hunt' created for children in the community. Residents were asked to place a teddy bear in their windows along with a number. Ms Heather told the BBC that more than 250 homes had bears in their windows around the town.
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image captionEaster decorations perched on a wall also greeted passersby in Northampton.
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image captionA woman walked alone on Trecco Bay Beach, in Porthcawl, Wales, on Good Friday. Police in the UK increased patrols to prevent people from travelling to beaches and beauty spots over the Easter weekend.
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image captionThis Jubilee Line train - photographed at Stratford Underground Station at 08:00 BST on Saturday - would usually have been packed with workers and shoppers heading to Westfield shopping centre in east London.
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image captionMillennium Bridge was deserted and St Paul's Cathedral closed on Sunday as public Easter events across the country were cancelled.
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image captionThe Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby delivered his Easter Sunday sermon, filmed on his iPad, from the kitchen from his flat in London. The service was broadcast on 39 BBC local radio stations.
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image captionA man wearing a mask walked in front of the closed Grand Pier at Weston-super-Mare at about midday on Easter Sunday.
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image captionA woman held a cross and prayed in front of a closed Westminster Cathedral in central London on Sunday.
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image captionMembers of the public are permitted to go on one form of exercise a day and many walked, jogged and cycled along Hertford Union canal in London on Sunday.
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image captionA paddle steamer was seen in an empty Loch Lomond in Balloch, Scotland.
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image captionA solitary person walked along Beachy Head, close to Eastbourne, on the south coast of England on Sunday.

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