Best of Britain – the week in pictures

January 30, 2009

A weekly selection of some of the best pictures taken by our photographers in Britain, selected by our visuals editors.

Manchester City’s Robinho gestures during a match against Newcastle United in Manchester January 28, 2009. The Premier League star, Britain’s most expensive footballer, denied any wrongdoing or criminality after his arrest over allegations of serious sexual assault.  REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

An installation entitled “Tehran Prostitutes” by Shirin Fakhim is seen at The Saatchi Gallery in west London January 28, 2009. The installation forms part of a forthcoming exhibition entitled New Art From The Middle East. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Prime Minister Gordon Brown watches apprentices during his visit to a construction skills academy in Glasgow, January 23, 2009. REUTERS/David Moir

A man stands with a brightly coloured umbrella in Portsmouth, January 28, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Alex Kapranos (C), Paul Thomson (L) and Bob Hardy of rock band Franz Ferdinand perform for fans at a record store, to promote their new album, in London January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Swimmers prepare to participate in the opening ceremony of the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships at Tooting Bec Lido in London January 24, 2009. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

A game of poker is reflected in the sunglasses of player Chris Elliot at the World Series of Poker Europe competition at the Empire Casino in London October 1, 2008. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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