Best of Britain: Competitions and celebrations

June 24, 2010

This week’s Best of Britain photos highlight a week of competitions and celebrations.

The first couple of photos are from sporting events high on the minds of Britons: Wimbledon and the World Cup. Also included is a photo of John Isner’s final victory at the end of an epic record-setting 11 hour 5 minute match against Nicolas Mahut.

Between them are summer solstice celebrations and revellers marking the 40th anniversary of the Glastonbury festival, as well as a race of Sumo-suited runners and the winner of the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

A ball boy holds an umbrella over Robby Ginepri of the U.S. as he sits between games in his match against Sweden's Robin Soderling at the 2010 Wimbledon tennis championships in London, June 22, 2010. REUTERS/Toby Melville

An England fan waves a flag after an England goal during the soccer match against Slovenia at the Glastonbury Festival 2010 in south west England, June 23, 2010.   REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Runners dressed in inflatable Sumo costumes take part in a charity 5km (3 miles) run at Battersea Park in London June 19, 2010. Organisers claimed a new world record for a mass Sumo suit gathering at the annual event. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Festival goers set off paper lanterns at nightfall at the Glastonbury Festival 2010 in south west England, June 23, 2010. Glastonbury, one of the top summer music festivals in western Europe, runs from June 23-27. Picture taken June 23, 2010. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

People attend the annual summer solstice at the Stonehenge monument on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, southern England June 21, 2010. Druids and revellers visited Stonehenge during an annual pilgrimage to the site to celebrate the summer solstice, the longest day of the year.     REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

John Isner of the U.S. celebrates defeating France's Nicolas Mahut in their resumed match at the 2010 Wimbledon tennis championships in London, June 24, 2010.  REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Jockey Johnny Murtagh rides Starspangledbanner to win the third race the Golden Jubilee Stakes on the fifth day of racing at Royal Ascot in southern England June 19, 2010.   REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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