Best of Britain: Work and play

August 12, 2010

Brits work hard and they play hard. This week’s Best of Britain includes photos of people doing both.  There’s a photo of dozens of people seeking to break the world record for naked rollercoaster riders as well as suited up City workers heading to their offices with the Tower Bridge in the background.

There are photos of workers checking up on Big Ben and chimpanzees checking each other. Also included are grouse hunters, Fringe Festival entertainers and a laughing Prince Charles as he attends the Highland Games.

Thrillseekers take part in a world record-breaking nude rollercoaster ride, to raise money for Southend Hospital's breast care unit, at an amusement park in Southend-on-Sea, southeast England August 8, 2010. Participants, who loaded into the carriages 40 at a time, broke the previous world record of 32 naked riders on a theme park ride. A total of 102 riders turned up to ride without clothing. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

City workers cross London Bridge during the morning rush-hour in the City of London August 11, 2010.     REUTERS/Paul Hackett

Gamekeepers Bob Pirie and Adam Smith (R) pose on a heather moor a day before the opening of the grouse shooting season, on the Auchleeks Estate near Trinafour, Scotland August 11, 2010. The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust says that the economic resilience of grouse shooting is being tested by falling numbers of grouse being shot. Their study suggests slightly less than half as many grouse were shot in Scotland last year as in 2001.   REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Two chimpanzees groom each other as they sit together in their Budongo Trail enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland August 10, 2010. In March eleven new chimpanzees were introduced, in stages over six months, from Holland's Beekse Bergen safari park in order to create a 'super group' of twenty two. REUTERS/David Moir

A street entertainer performs during the opening day of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival August 6, 2010. The festival runs for the rest of August. REUTERS/David Moir


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