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Best of Britain – the week in pictures

A weekly selection of some of the best pictures taken by our photographers in Britain, selected by our visuals editors.

Manchester City’s Robinho gestures during a match against Newcastle United in Manchester January 28, 2009. The Premier League star, Britain’s most expensive footballer, denied any wrongdoing or criminality after his arrest over allegations of serious sexual assault.  REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

An installation entitled “Tehran Prostitutes” by Shirin Fakhim is seen at The Saatchi Gallery in west London January 28, 2009. The installation forms part of a forthcoming exhibition entitled New Art From The Middle East. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Prime Minister Gordon Brown watches apprentices during his visit to a construction skills academy in Glasgow, January 23, 2009. REUTERS/David Moir

A man stands with a brightly coloured umbrella in Portsmouth, January 28, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

In Britain – The week in 7 pictures

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Saturday: A worker changes a sign in the window of the Woolworths store in Ashby de la Zouch in central England on December 27, 2008. Woolworths collapsed into administration in November and its administrators said earlier in December that all its stores would close by Jan. 5, with the loss of 27,000 jobs, unless a last-minute buyer could be found. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Sunday: A pro-Palestinian demonstrator waves a muddy boot during a protest near the Israeli Embassy in London on December 28, 2008, against the Israeli strikes on Gaza. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

In Britain – 7 days in 7 pictures

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Wednesday: A homeless man sits outside the entrance to Green Park Tube Station in central London on Christmas Eve, while a man and a woman kiss goodbye after a shopping trip. There was yet more evidence this week that the world’s economies are limping into the new year,  with Britain contracting more sharply than first thought and further signs that the U.S. economy is in a sharp decline. REUTERS/Andrew Parson

Tuesday: A homeless man has his hair cut at the charity Crisis UK temporary day centre for the homeless at a school in London. Crisis UK opens its doors to the homeless over the festive period from 23 until 30 December. A survey for Crisis suggests nearly one in 10 people are struggling to keep up with rent or mortgage payments, and the charity fears there will be a surge in homelessness in 2009. REUTERS/Luke McGregor

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