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Best of Britain: Up in the air

August 20, 2010

Hot air balloons fill the skies over Bristol, a motorcyclist flies himself over a stunt track and meteors light up the night sky over Stonehenge.  Three pictures showing the aerobatics up in the sky in this week’s Best of Britain.

Also included are photos of a Chinese couple preparing for a wedding photo in front of the Houses of Parliament, Nick Clegg making pizza, a sentinel of a sculpture in Newcastle and a last beer for a lost friend.

Yasmine Liu from China (2nd L) has her make up retouched as her husband Jeremy Sun waits before posing for a wedding photo shoot outside the Houses of Parliament in London August 19, 2010. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Hot air balloons fly in the early morning at the International Balloon Fiesta in Bristol August 13, 2010. The annual event attracts up to half a million spectators over four days with six scheduled mass balloon ascents. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg helps children make pizzas as he poses for photographers during a visit to the Shepherd's Bush Families Project and Children's Centre in west London August 18, 2010.    REUTERS/Toby Melville

Mike Mason of the U.S. performs during the finals of the Red Bull X-Fighters 2010 World Tour in London August 14, 2010. REUTERS/Joerg Mitter/Global-Newsroom/Handout

A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky over Stonehenge in Salisbury Plain, August 12, 2010. The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by comet Swift-Tuttle. Picture taken using a long exposure.  REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

A pint of beer is placed on the hearse carrying Sapper Darren Foster, 20 from Carlisle, of the 21 Engineer Regiment and Sapper Ishwor Gurung, 21 from Pokhara in Nepal, of the 69 Gurkha Field Squadron in Wootton Bassett August 19, 2010. The soldiers were killed in Afghanistan.   REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

The Angel of the North sculpture is seen in the early morning in Newcastle,  August 13, 2010. Picture taken with a long exposure. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

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