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Best of Britain: Reflections

September 30, 2010

This week’s Best of Britain photos involve reflections of the literal as well as the metaphorical.  From an artist’s work consisting of giant upside down mirrors, mourners lining Wootton Bassett, a portrait of pensioners hit by the recent “death bonds” scandal, to Gordon Brown speaking at the Labour Party’s annual conference.

Also included is an image of Lehman Brothers artwork being auctioned, a costumed Ryder Cup spectator, as well as a man tending to the greens of Celtic Manor.

Indian born, British based, artist Anish Kapoor poses for a photograph in front of his work "C-Curve", part of his "Turning the World Upside Down" exhibition, in Hyde Park, central London September 27, 2010. Four of Kapoor's large scale, highly refelective stainless steel giant curved mirror surfaces have been installed in Hyde Park and will be on show until March 2011.    REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Gordon Brown speaks at the Labour Party's annual conference in Manchester September 25, 2010. The Labour Party, after spending months licking its wounds over an election defeat, elects a new leader on Saturday who will seek to step up pressure on the government over its deep public spending cuts.   REUTERS/Darren Staples

A greenkeeper prepares the 18th green ahead of the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in Newport, south Wales September 30, 2010 REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Pensioners Tony and Pam Tobin pose at their home in Pagham near Bognor Regis in southern England August 19, 2010. In 2007, the Tobins bought a life settlement scheme with UK's Keydata Investment Services, a relatively new and complex type of financial product based on purchasing the unwanted life insurance policies of wealthy Americans and then collecting the death benefits. The returns depended, in part, on when those Americans died. The fledgling secondary market for life insurance policies -- also dubbed "death bonds" -- started winning attention around 2005, especially in the United States.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

A spectator dressed as a daffodil watches play on the 11th hole during practice ahead of the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in Newport, south Wales September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

A Christie's employee poses for a photograph with a work by Jim Hodges at Christie's in central London September 24, 2010.  Various items are on display before the auction of Lehman Brothers: Artwork and Ephemera, which will take place on September 29.    REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Mourners place flowers on the hearse carrying Sergeant Andrew Jones of the Royal Engineers as he and Trooper Andrew Howarth of the Queen's Royal Lancers are driven through the town of Wootton Bassett after their repatriation ceremony at RAF Lyneham, southern England September 23, 2010. Jones and Howarth were both killed whilst serving in Afghanistan. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

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