Kidlington is home to a number of 17th century cottages near its medieval church. This is the most historic part of the village, but it's not where the tourists went. Instead, tour buses dropped them off in a residential area built in the 1960s and '70s.
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Aberystwyth lies in a cove along the Welsh coast and looks out toward Ireland. Aberystwyth is part of an area that YouGov, the on-line polling company, says is the most EU-friendly region in the United Kingdom.
A glitched Little Mermaid piece sits in front of a dismal castle as part of the artist Banksy's biggest show to date, titled Dismaland, at Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare, England.
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Military bomb disposal experts examine an unexploded German bomb from World War II in East London. Hundreds of residents were moved out for their safety.
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Garry Usher oversees the five lamplighters employed by British Gas. Each night, members of his crew wind up, by hand, the clocks that control when the lamps, like this one at St. John's church in Smith Square, turn on and off.
On a glorious but rare day, a woman relaxes on a bench in the rose garden in Hyde Park on Monday in London, England. The book she's reading might have turned out much different if London were known for fair weather rather than fog.
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Former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott listens to Barmy Army trumpeter Billy Cooper during the second test between New Zealand and England at Basin Reserve on March 15 in Wellington, New Zealand. Cooper's trumpet will be silent at Trent Bridge, in Nottingham, England, because the ground doesn't allow musical instruments.
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Outsiders might be unfamiliar with the U.K.'s National Health Service, but Brits love it so much that they devoted part of opening ceremonies at the 2012 London Olympics to the NHS.
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Queen Elizabeth II sailed down the River Thames on Sunday amid a motley but majestic flotilla of 1,000 vessels, mustered to mark her 60 years on the British throne.
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