Best of Britain: the sky’s the limit

July 15, 2010

The sky’s the limit behind many of this week’s Best of Britain photos, from the future of warfare in a newly unveiled unmanned combat drone to Spanish fans cheering their World Cup win in Trafalgar Square, as well as the launch of a bicycle sharing program, in the hopes of reducing overcrowding on London’s streets.

Also included are photos of the effects of a heat wave on Hyde Park, a Scottish Open player trying to dig himself out of a rough spot, a F1 Grand Prix fan, and toy cows at the Yorkshire agricultural show.

A prototype unmanned combat aircraft, called Taranis, is seen in this undated handout photograph received in London on July 14, 2010. The prototype demonstrator, unveiled by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), will test the possibility of developing an autonomous stealthy Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) that could strike targets at long range, and be under the control of military crews on the ground. REUTERS/BAE Systems/MoD/Crown Copyright/ Handout

Two men walk across Hyde Park, in central London July 10,2010.  The grass has turned brown in the recent heatwave.     REUTERS/Paul Hackett

Spain's fans celebrate after watching Spain win the 2010 World Cup final soccer match against the Netherlands, in Trafalgar Square in London July 11, 2010, Spain stunned the Netherlands to win their first World Cup on Sunday in sensational fashion with a goal in the last minutes of extra time.  REUTERS/Paul Hackett

New bicycles for hire stand in rows after being assembled at a storage facility in London, July 9, 2010, before the launch of a public bicycle sharing scheme for short journeys on July 30. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Columbia's Camillo Villegas plays from a bunker at the fourth hole during the third round of the Scottish Open golf tournament at Loch Lomond golf course near Glasgow,  July 10, 2010. REUTERS/David Moir

A spectator is seen in a Union Jack flag ahead of the British F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone, July 10, 2010. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

Toy cows are seen on a stall at the Great Yorkshire Show  in Harrogate July 14, 2010. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

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Always great photos from Reuters! World Class!!

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Splendid photos

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