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Best of Britain: Trials and tribulations

September 16, 2010

Many of this week’s Best of Britain photos deal with troubles on the horizon.  From the Pope’s greatly anticipated visit to the UK and the associated priest abuse scandal, to demonstrators protesting on the 9/11 anniversary as well as a fan crying over the sentencing of her beloved music icon George Michael.

Also included are photos of a fly fisherman, Will Ferrell at his movie premiere and the smallest man in the world playing fisticuffs with one of the strongest.

A gust of wind blows the shoulder cape of Pope Benedict XVI as he arrives at Edinburgh Airport, in Scotland September 16, 2010. Pope Benedict arrived in Britain on Thursday hoping to win over one of Europe's most secular countries, but a last minute diplomatic hiccup and the possibility of a low turnout threaten the success of the visit.  REUTERS/Andrew Milligan/Pool

Muslim demonstrators protest after burning a U.S. flag outside the U.S. embassy in London September 11, 2010. Saturday marked the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the United States. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

A fisherman casts his line on the river Tummel in Perthshire, Scotland September 10, 2010. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Fans of George Michael stand outside Highbury Corner Magistrates Court in London September 14, 2010. Michael was sentenced to eight weeks in jail on Tuesday for driving under the influence of cannabis when he crashed his car into a north London shop in July.   REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Actor Will Ferrell reacts on the red carpet when he arrives for the premiere of 'The Other Guys' in Leicester Square in London September 14, 2010.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Pictures of victims of sexual abuse are placed by U.S.-based Survivor Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) outside the Vatican Embassy in London September 9, 2010.  REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal (R) poses for photographers with Londoner 'Tiny Iron' in central London September 9, 2010. 17 year old Khagendra is the smallest known person on earth at 22 inches (56 cm), whilst 'Tiny Iron' has biceps measuring 24 inches (61 cm) in circumference, giving him the title of 'Biggest Biceps in Britain'. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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