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The pound was long the symbol of Britain's economic might. The chaos surrounding the country's 2016 decision to leave the European Union has sent the currency falling sharply. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Like The Empire Itself, The British Pound Is Not What It Used To Be

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Flying Frenchman Leapfrogs English Channel On His Homemade Hoverboard

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President Trump shakes hands with Boris Johnson during the U.N. General Assembly in 2017. The United Kingdom and the United States are about to be led by two remarkably similar figures. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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The Similarities Between Boris Johnson And Donald Trump

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The British Embassy in Washington, D.C. Kim Darroch resigned as U.K. ambassador to the U.S. on Wednesday, after cables in which he criticized the Trump administration were leaked. Boris Johnson, expected to become the new prime minister, said nothing in Darroch's support. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson speaks at a hustings event at Carlisle Racecourse on June 29, in Carlisle, England. The winner of the party's leadership vote, to be announced on July 23, will also take up the post of prime minister. Ian Forsyth/Getty Images hide caption

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'He's A Flawed Character And They Do Not Care': The Rise Of U.K.'s Boris Johnson

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II hosts President Trump for a state banquet in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace in London on Monday, the first day of the U.S. president and first lady's three-day state visit to the U.K. Dominic Lipinski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In His U.K. Visit, Trump Navigates A Strained Trans-Atlantic Relationship

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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, hold their newborn son in St. George's Hall at Windsor Castle on Wednesday. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born Monday morning. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP hide caption

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Activists call for government action on climate change in the middle of Oxford Circus on Wednesday in London. Now in their third day of action, protests have blocked a number of key junctions in central London. Leon Neal/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Grover, a local councillor in Lincolnshire, tells pro-Brexit voters in the village of Horncastle that they should be proud of voting to leave the European Union. Grover says Brexiteers can feel stigmatized for their views, and he hoped the gathering might provide a safe space for some Brexit voters. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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An anti-Brexit activist demonstrates outside of the Houses of Parliament in London on Thursday, before a vote on whether to postpone Britain's exit from the European Union. Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Packhorse is a pub in the village of South Stoke, in the west of England. Villagers came together to buy back the pub after it had been sold for development into residential and office space. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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It Takes A Village To Save A British Pub

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British politicians Heidi Allen, Sarah Wollaston and Anna Soubry (from left to right) announced Wednesday that they were breaking away from their party to join the newly formed, more centrist Independent Group. Alastair Grant/AP hide caption

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Senate committees in April. But he hasn't appeared before British Parliament, despite its requests for him to do so. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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British politician Luciana Berger speaks Monday at a news conference to announce the formation of the Independent Group, as seven British members of Parliament quit the Labour Party because of its approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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Rosa Ashby runs Rosa Flowers in the English market town of Witney. Every flower in her shop, including lilies, chrysanthemums and lisianthus, is either grown in or distributed through the Netherlands. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Florists Fear A 'No Deal' Brexit Would Wilt The Flower Business

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A billboard, in the northeast London district of Walthamstow, quotes former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson as saying this in the House of Commons in 2017: "There is no plan for 'no deal,' because we're going to get a great deal." Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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As Brexit Deadline Looms, Billboards Call Out Politicians' 'Quick And Easy' Claims

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Anti-Brexit activists protest outside Parliament Dec. 11. Sam Mellish/In Pictures via Getty Images hide caption

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A 2nd Brexit Referendum Once Seemed Unthinkable. Now Support Is Growing

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