Best of Britain: Power players

October 14, 2010

Whether they’re pumping up the crowd, or getting ready to cut people down, this week’s Best of Britain photos are about power players. Whether it’s bodybuilder-turned-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger joking with David Cameron, Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton greeting excited fans, or defending WBA heavyweight champion David Haye training for his next bout, these are people that mean business.

Also included are photos of a re-enactor at Hastings posing as if to cleave off the photographer’s head, smoke bombs at a demonstration, a soldier’s homecoming, and the Queen looking at a painting of her likeness as she tours a new liner, also bearing her name.

A historical re-enactor poses in costume before a re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings on the original battlefield at Battle near Hastings October 10, 2010.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

The Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger (L) addresses Guardsmen at Wellington Barracks as Prime Minister David Cameron watches, in London October 14, 2010.    REUTERS/Leon Neal/Pool

Defending WBA heavyweight boxing champion David Haye of Britain trains in London October 11, 2010. Haye will defend his heavyweight title on November 13 against compatriot Audley Harrison in Manchester. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

The Chairman of Liverpool Football Club, Martin Broughton, leaves the High Court in London October 13, 2010. Premier League side Liverpool inched closer to a sale on Wednesday when a High Court judge ruled against their unpopular American owners and backed the club's board and its right to negotiate a deal.   REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

A policeman walks through smoke from a thrown smoke bomb during a demonstration by the far-right English Defence League (EDL) in Leicester,  October 9, 2010.     REUTERS/Darren Staples

Army Lance Corporal Liam Wilkinson of 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment holds his son Mickey, 2, after returning from Afghanistan at Catterick Barracks in Catterick,  October 8, 2010. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

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