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Best of Britain: Living with history

July 8, 2010

Each of this week’s Best of Britain photos touches on how events from the past continue to make their effects felt.  Whether it’s people remembering the victims of the 7/7 London Bombings, tennis fans hoping for a Brit to once again win Wimbledon, or actors breaking a centuries-old Shakespearean taboo, each photo is a small example of living with history.

Also included are photos of anti-war protesters, an unprecedented treasure find, an art exhibit featuring the Queen and a wall-building competition, done the old fashioned way.

A flower is seen placed at the London Bombing Memorial, on the fifth anniversary of the attacks, in Hyde Park July 7, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Fans of tennis player Andy Murray eat strawberries and cream as they watch his Wimbledon semi-final match against Spain's Rafael Nadal on a television in a bar in Murray's hometown of Dunblane, Scotland July 2, 2010. REUTERS/David Moir

Actors Dominic Rowan (L) and Miranda Raison perform as Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in Shakepeare's Henry VIII at the Globe theatre in London July 6, 2010. William Shakespeare's Globe theater has finally put a 400-year-old taboo to rest by staging the play which burned the original house down during the Bard's lifetime. The theater on the south bank of the River Thames in London, which burned to the ground during the staging of a play about Henry VIII in 1613 and was rebuilt in the late 1990s, has staged the first version of the play that has come to be called "Henry VIII" since that fateful day. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

A British Museum worker holds recently-found Roman coins in London July 8, 2010. One of the largest hoards of Roman coins ever found in Britain has been unearthed in a field in Somerset by an amateur treasure hunter with a metal detector. The stash of some 52,000 mostly bronze coins dating from the third century AD was buried in a large, well-preserved pot close to the picturesque town of Frome. It has yet to be valued. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Sheep pass by entrants in the annual Friends of the Lake District Dry Stone Walling Competition, who were working on their section of wall, in Little Asby Common, July 3, 2010. The event is aimed at preserving the traditional craft of constructing the walls, made without mortar, that are a distinctive part of Britain's rural landscape. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

An anti-war demonstrator, who had camped out in Parliament Square, is removed from the entrance to Downing Street by police officers during a protest in central London July 2, 2010. The Mayor of London won a court order this week to evict the demonstrators who are living in a makeshift campsite opposite the Houses of Parliament. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

A woman poses with Kim Dong Yoo's painting "Elizabeth II vs Diana" a giant oil of the Queen made up of scores of faces of Princess Diana, before the launch of the Korean Eye : Fantastic Ordinary exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea west London July 5, 2010. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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