Best of Britain: Storm’s coming

August 27, 2010

Storm clouds, whether actual or political take center stage in this week’s Best of Britain.  From photos of a man unconcerned by darkening skies in Hyde Park to a woman in a field during a protest against a big British bank, as well as Liverpool’s Reina keeping watch on the pitch during a rainstorm.

Also included are photos of people in costume during the Fringe Festival, honour guards at the funeral for a fallen soldier, a police officer keeping an eye on Downing Street and sailors during the commissioning of a new submarine.

People relax in deckchairs in Hyde Park ahead of the holiday weekend, in London August 27, 2010. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A police officer is reflected in a mirror as he stands guard in Downing Street in central London August 19, 2010. Drastic government spending cuts to tackle a huge budget deficit could leave Britain at greater risk of attack from militants, although the austere times could also open up opportunities for the country's security industry. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Liverpool's Pepe Reina stands in the rain during their Premier League match against Manchester City at the City of Manchester stadium in Manchester, August 23, 2010.   REUTERS/Darren Staples

Performers from "The Gift of the Gorgon" walk along the Royal Mile to promote their show during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland August 25, 2010. REUTERS/David Moir

A woman walks through a field to a climate camp in the grounds of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) headquarters, during a day of action against the bank, in Edinburgh, Scotland August 23, 2010.    REUTERS/David Moir

Scots Guards carry the coffin of Lance Sergeant Dale McCallum of 1st Battalion Scots Guards into the New Testament Church of God in Willesden for his funeral service, London August 20, 2010. McCallum was killed in the conflict in Afghanistan on August 1.    REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Crew on board HMS Astute watch during the commissioning ceremony of the Royal Navy submarine at the Clyde Naval Base near Glasgow, Scotland August 27, 2010.    REUTERS/David Moir

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