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Best of Britain: England pride

June 17, 2010

This week’s Best of Britain photos show the many different angles of people’s pride in England.

With the World Cup in full swing, one photo shows a house wrapped with fabric in the shape of St. George’s Cross ahead of the match against the United States.  While another shows a man with a British flag being held back by police during a counter-protest.

Also with their patriotic pride on display is a long line of Chelsea Pensioners, spectators at the Trooping the Colour ceremony, and the glamorous hats at the Royal Ascot.

Photos of a kite festival in Blackheath and tennis at the Queen’s Club Championships close off the series.

A house wound with red fabric to depict England's St George's Cross is seen in the Hampshire town of Ash, June 11, 2010. England faced the United States in their opening game of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.   REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

Mardy Fish of the U.S. serves the ball to Feliciano Lopez of Spain during their men's singles semi-final match at the Queen's Club Championships in west London June 12, 2010. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Chelsea Pensioners take part in a Founder's Day parade at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London June 10, 2010.  REUTERS/Toby Melville

Racegoers pose in their hats on the second day of horse racing at Royal Ascot June 16, 2010.   REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Police hold back a crowd trying to reach demonstrators from a local group called "Muslims Against Crusades", who were protesting against a march by British Army troops recently returned from a combat tour in Afghanistan, in the London suburb of Barking June 15, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Hugh and Lynn Bowers of Beccles, Suffolk watch their 20-metre ripstop nylon kite "Rusty" (C) during the Bike and Kite Festival on Blackheath in London June 12, 2010. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Spectators watch the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London June 12, 2010.   REUTERS/Paul Hackett

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