Best of Britain: Watch me

October 21, 2010

Whether they’re eager for an audience like climate change activists near an oil refinery, or just captive observers like football players watching a goal go in, this week’s Best of Britain theme is all about watching or being watched.

Included are photos of rows of televisions showing Chancellor Osborne during a speech on future budget cuts, a model with an unusual hair style during the Alternative Hair Show, as well as the shadows of workers as they cross the road in Whitehall.

There are also photos of police officers at a memorial for a slain colleague and a racehorse getting washed before his morning workout.

Climate change activists block the road to the Coryton refinery, run by Swiss-based Petroplus Holdings AG, in Stanford Le Hope outside London October 16, 2010. Climate change protesters blocked an access road to a major oil refinery east of London on Saturday in an attempt to stop tankers from leaving the site, organisers and police said. Twelve protesters locked themselves to lorries parked on a road leading to the Coryton refinery in Essex, about 25 miles east of the capital. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

An employee walks past rows of televisions, showing Britain's Chancellor George Osborne, at an electrical store in Edinburgh, Scotland, October 20, 2010. Britain said on Wednesday it would cut half a million public sector jobs, raise the retirement age and slash the welfare state as part of the biggest spending cuts in a generation. REUTERS/David Moir

A model displays a creation during the Alternative Hair Show at the Grand Temple, Freemason's Hall in central London October 17, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Arsenal's Alex Song (R) scores a goal as Shakhtar Donetsk's Olexandr Kucher (L) reacts during their Champions League match at the Emirates Stadium in London October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Workers cross the road in Whitehall in central London October 20, 2010.  Britain will cut half a million jobs, slash the welfare state and raise the retirement age as part of an unprecedented cost-cutting drive that will test the strength of both the economy and the ruling coalition.  REUTERS/Toby Melville

Police officers sit in Ashlin Road during a memorial ceremony for police officer Gary Toms, in Leyton, east London October 18, 2010. Toms was killed in the road on duty in 2009 whilst trying to prevent a car breaking through a police cordon. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A racehorse is washed after an early morning workout on the gallops in Aston Rowant, October 21, 2010.    REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

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