Best of Britain: On display

November 4, 2010

From a snowboarding event in downtown London to a gay couple preparing to fight for the right to marry, this week’s Best of Britain features photos showing creativity, skill or love on display.  Whether it’s graffiti art under threat of being painted over or Mini Coopers from the original Italian Job movie, to an art installation made up of an actual Harrier jet.

Also included are a photo of Keith Richards during a book signing for his autobiography amd a picturesque view of Big Ben through browning autumn leaves.

Luka Jeromel of Slovenia competes in the men's FIS World Cup Big Air snowboarding event at the Freeze Festival in London October 30, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Keith Richards poses for photographers before signing copies of his autobiography "Life" at a Waterstone's book shop in London November 3, 2010.  REUTERS/Paul Hackett

The Big Ben clock tower is seen through autumnal trees in central London November 4, 2010. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A man passes a painting of a rabbit, by Belgian graffitti artist ROA, outside The Premises music studios in Hackney, London, October 30, 2010. An order by Hackney Council to paint over the graffitti is to be legally challenged on Monday, a spokesman for the studios told Reuters. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

Metropolitan Community Church Reverend Sharon Ferguson and her partner Franka Strietzel from Germany pose on the steps of the Greenwich Register Office in southeast London November 2, 2010. Following the rejection on Tuesday of their application for a civil marriage licence at the registry office, the couple plan to legally challenge the UK prohibition of same-sex marriage. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Three Mini Coopers, which were used by Paramount studios to promote the original 1969 film The Italian Job, drive through the City of London October 31, 2010. The cars will be on display at the Museum of London until November 14, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Visitors to the Tate Britain look at artist Fiona Banner's installation, created for the Duveens Commission 2010 and entitled "Harrier and Jaguar", which consists of a real Harrier fighter jet hanging from the ceiling, in central London, November 1, 2010.    REUTERS/Andrew Winning

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