Best of Britain: Waiting game

October 28, 2010

This week’s Best of Britain features several photos that are about waiting, whether it’s a referee pointing to his watch during a football match, people on shore watching crews trying to free the stuck submarine HMS Astute, or officials and leaders watching the construction of an Olympic venue.

Also included are photos of stag running through Deergate Park, a penguin bobbing for apples, cross-dressing Stoke City fans, or a solemn funeral for an aid worker slain in Afghanistan.

Referee Craig Thomson watches play between St Johnstone and Celtic during their Scottish League Cup match at McDiarmid Park, Perth October 27, 2010. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

People on a beach watch as crew work on the deck of the Royal Navy nuclear-powered submarine HMS Astute near the Skye bridge off the Isle of Skye, October 22, 2010. A new British nuclear-powered submarine ran aground off the coast of northwest Scotland on Friday during an exchange of crew members.   REUTERS/David Moir

Minister for Sport and Olympics Hugh Robertson (L), Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned (2nd L), her husband Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani (2nd R) and Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority John Armitt, look out at the Olympic Stadium during the Emir's state visit in east London October 27, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

A stag calls during the rutting season at Bradgate Park in Newtown Linford, October 25, 2010.   REUTERS/Darren Staples

Stoke City fans hold posters aimed at Manchester United's Wayne Rooney during their Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent, October 24, 2010.  REUTERS/Darren Staples

A Humboldt penguin grabs at an apple as it bobs in its enclosure at Chester Zoo, October 27, 2010. Apples with CD's attached to the bottom are being used by keepers at the zoo as part of an enrichment programme and are their take on the Halloween tradition of ''bobbing for apples''. REUTERS/Phil Noble

John (L) and Lorna Norgrove (4th L)  join local residents marching in a procession carrying the coffin of their daughter Linda Norgrove, who was killed in a failed rescue attempt in Afghanistan, during her funeral in Uig on the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland October 26, 2010. REUTERS/David Moir

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