This week’s Best of Britain features several photos that are about waiting, whether it’s a referee pointing to his watch during a football match, people on shore watching crews trying to free the stuck submarine HMS Astute, or officials and leaders watching the construction of an Olympic venue.
Also included are photos of stag running through Deergate Park, a penguin bobbing for apples, cross-dressing Stoke City fans, or a solemn funeral for an aid worker slain in Afghanistan.
Whether they’re eager for an audience like climate change activists near an oil refinery, or just captive observers like football players watching a goal go in, this week’s Best of Britain theme is all about watching or being watched.
Included are photos of rows of televisions showing Chancellor Osborne during a speech on future budget cuts, a model with an unusual hair style during the Alternative Hair Show, as well as the shadows of workers as they cross the road in Whitehall.
Whether they’re pumping up the crowd, or getting ready to cut people down, this week’s Best of Britain photos are about power players. Whether it’s bodybuilder-turned-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger joking with David Cameron, Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton greeting excited fans, or defending WBA heavyweight champion David Haye training for his next bout, these are people that mean business.
Also included are photos of a re-enactor at Hastings posing as if to cleave off the photographer’s head, smoke bombs at a demonstration, a soldier’s homecoming, and the Queen looking at a painting of her likeness as she tours a new liner, also bearing her name.
This week’s Best of Britain photos are about people in, or trying to take the lead, whether it’s David Cameron laughing during the Conservative party conference or a streaker proudly strutting through the greens of Celtic Manor. There’s also photos of former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf talking about his potential return to Pakistani politics as well as European team captain Colin Montgomerie proudly displaying the Ryder Cup after his team’s win.
Also included are photos of a paper Buckingham Palace model, tourists watching the changing of the guard at Clarence House, and the tragic suspected arson fire which destroyed much of Hastings Pier.
This week’s Best of Britain photos involve reflections of the literal as well as the metaphorical. From an artist’s work consisting of giant upside down mirrors, mourners lining Wootton Bassett, a portrait of pensioners hit by the recent “death bonds” scandal, to Gordon Brown speaking at the Labour Party’s annual conference.
Also included is an image of Lehman Brothers artwork being auctioned, a costumed Ryder Cup spectator, as well as a man tending to the greens of Celtic Manor.
This week’s Best of Britain photos includes a variety of interesting faces. From a model with a painted landscape on his face, to Scots charging during a battle re-enactment. There’s also photos from both sides of the pontiff’s visit to Britain.
Also included is a football player’s celebration, Julia Roberts’ at her movie premiere in London, and a fund manager during an interview.
Many of this week’s Best of Britain photos deal with troubles on the horizon. From the Pope’s greatly anticipated visit to the UK and the associated priest abuse scandal, to demonstrators protesting on the 9/11 anniversary as well as a fan crying over the sentencing of her beloved music icon George Michael.
Also included are photos of a fly fisherman, Will Ferrell at his movie premiere and the smallest man in the world playing fisticuffs with one of the strongest.
It’s been a week of events worth watching. From Tony Blair’s interview with Andrew Marr to performers at the Notting Hill Carnival, as well as a protest against stoning in Trafalgar Square.
Also included are photos of people watching the fourth England vs. Pakistan test match, a couple embracing after a music festival, a view from the Millenium Bridge and a photo juxtaposing the old and the new ways of generating energy.
This week’s Your View highlight comes from Abdul Ramdzhani, who photographed a Muslim woman dressed in white praying at a mosque where the walls were of the same color. The deftness in which the photographer highlights the woman’s face amongst the white makes for an intriguing photo.
Storm clouds, whether actual or political take center stage in this week’s Best of Britain. From photos of a man unconcerned by darkening skies in Hyde Park to a woman in a field during a protest against a big British bank, as well as Liverpool’s Reina keeping watch on the pitch during a rainstorm.
Also included are photos of people in costume during the Fringe Festival, honour guards at the funeral for a fallen soldier, a police officer keeping an eye on Downing Street and sailors during the commissioning of a new submarine.