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Pictures of the week: September 12 - 18
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  • A model wearing a creation by Paul Costelloe, during a presentation as part of London Fashion Week September 2021. Picture date: Friday September 17, 2021. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/Empics

  • A photographer takes a picture of a field of sunflowers near Ravensworth in North Yorkshire. Picture date: Thursday September 16, 2021.

  • Forgotten Veterans UK founder Gary Weaving (far left) chats with veterans (from 2nd left to right) Ian Baillie, Mike Hewlett, Gary Sprakes and Chris Nicholls, who are spending 120 hours in portable toilet cabins on Southsea Common in Portsmouth, Hampshire, to raise money for Forgotten Veterans UK which supports former members of the armed forces. The Veterans from the Army and the Royal Navy Submarine service, who are aiming to raise �1,500, began their sit-in on Wednesday and will finish at 4pm on Sunday. Picture date: Thursday September 16, 2021.

  • A Guard of Honour in central London for Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi during his visit to the UK. Picture date: Thursday September 16, 2021.

  • Gemma Sadler models a fabulous Georgian costume, including a wig made from flowers and foliage created by Florist of the Year Helen James, during the staging day for the 2021 Harrogate Autumn Flower Show at Newby Hall, near Ripon. Picture date: Thursday September 16, 2021.

  • Fiona McGarva holds one of the sculptures from the art installation Gratitude at The Forth Bridge at North Queensferry, ahead of going on display just outside of Edinburgh at Newhailes House and Gardens from Friday 17th September. The public art installation pays tribute to NHS staff and all key workers for their ongoing courage and dedication during the Covid-19 pandemic. Picture date: Wednesday September 15, 2021.

  • A man takes a rest in a stubble-burned field on a sunny day, where low fluffy clouds cast shadows on the Cotswold landscape near Snowshill. Picture date: Wednesday September 15, 2021.

  • The Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to RAF Brize Norton, near Oxford, to meet military personnel and civilians who helped evacuate Afghans from their country. Picture date: Wednesday September 15, 2021.

  • A new Steven Gerrard mural on a wall near Anfield painted by John Culshaw before the UEFA Champions League, Group B match at Anfield, Liverpool. Picture date: Wednesday September 15, 2021.

  • EDITORIAL USE ONLY Rebekah Hirson looks at a digital artwork titled O(A)K Computer - Midsummer Night by Jake Elwes at the Hendrick's G&(NF)T Summer Escape Digital Art Exhibition, at London's Saatchi Gallery, ahead of an immersive private viewing this evening. Picture date: Wednesday September 15, 2021.

  • Assistant ranger Rupert Eris dressed in Home Guard uniform looks out from one of two restored WWII pillboxes in Sheringham Park, Norfolk, which are being opened to the public as part of the National Trust's Heritage Open Days. Picture date: Tuesday September 14, 2021.

  • Ibrahim Mahama’s artwork ‘Capital Corpses’, at the White Cube Bermondsey Gallery in London, where his exhibition ‘Lazarus’ will open tomorrow. Picture date: Tuesday September 14, 2021. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/Empics

  • Members of Extinction Rebellion protest outside Leinster House, Dublin, as politicians returned for the new Dail term. Picture date: Wednesday September 15, 2021.

  • People shelter from the rain under umbrellas as they cross the Millennium Bridge near St Paul's Cathedral, in central London. Picture date: Tuesday September 14, 2021.

  • EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Left to right) Lord Deben, Chairman, Committee on Climate Change, and Cherilyn Mackrory MP for Truro and Falmouth at the launch of The Blue Paradox, an immersive experience exploring the ocean plastic pollution crisis hosted by SC Johnson in partnership with Conservation International, at Exhibition London. Picture date: Tuesday September 14, 2021.

  • MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: A member of the public wears a pandemic face mask ahead of the prime minister announcing the government's Covid-19 winter strategy on September 13, 2021 in Manchester, England. Tomorrow, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out his plan to manage Covid-19 through the winter, including what actions would need to be taken if the NHS hospital system were at risk of being overwhelmed. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • Vanguard exhibition director, Mary McCarthy, makes final inspections on the life-size bronze artwork by Bristol street artist Nick Walker, titled 'Moona Lisa', which is going on show for the first time at M Shed, Bristol. The bronze statue, weighing 260kg, has been installed in the exhibition, exploring the instrumental role Bristolian artists have played in the development of British street art. Picture date: Monday September 13, 2021.

  • Heart of Midlothian fans during the cinch Premiership match at Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh. Picture date: Sunday September 12, 2021.

  • Immigration Enforcement officers and members of the RNLI assist a group of people thought to be migrants from an RNLI lifeboat after they were brought into Dungeness, Kent, by an RNLI lifeboat following a small boat incident in the Channel. Picture date: Monday September 13, 2021.

  • Climate activists take part in a demonstration with climate activists at the steps of Parliament Buildings, Belfast, calling for a Net-Zero Climate Act to stop the climate crisis. Picture date: Monday September 13 2021.

  • Royal Navy crew from HMS Albion take part in the ancient ceremony of the Constable's Dues at the Tower of London, in which they present a barrel of wine to the Constable of the Tower. Picture date: Monday September 13, 2021.

  • Team GB paralympians arriving at the Houses of Parliament in London. Picture date: Monday September 13, 2021.

  • Love Island's Amy Hart (centre) with Jack Edwards (left) who plays Dame Trott and Sean Smith who plays Jack during a photocall for the Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime at the Kings Theatre in Portsmouth. Picture date: Monday September 13, 2021.

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson charges an electric van during a visit to a British Gas training academy in Leicestershire. Picture date: Monday September 13, 2021.

  • TAUNTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: A Somerset flag flies from a nearby church as the floodlights are turned on during Day Two of the LV= Insurance County Championship match between Somerset and Lancashire at The Cooper Associates County Ground on September 13, 2021 in Taunton, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

  • MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: A member of the public wears a pandemic face mask ahead of the prime minister announcing the government's Covid-19 winter strategy on September 13, 2021 in Manchester, England. Tomorrow, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out his plan to manage Covid-19 through the winter, including what actions would need to be taken if the NHS hospital system were at risk of being overwhelmed. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: Nancy Sorrell during the Dress For Success photocall at Newcombe House on September 13, 2021 in London, England. Dress for Success is a global not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • M Huncho performs at the Wireless Music Festival, Crystal Palace Park, London, England, Sunday, Sep. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Scott Garfitt)

  • Ruthie Henshall joins members of Rights For Residents to hand in a petition at 10 Downing Street, London. to protest about the inequality, discrimination and abuse of human rights of those in care. Picture date: Thursday September 16, 2021.

  • A dog walker takes a photograph of the early morning mist in Richmond Park, London. Picture date: Thursday September 16, 2021.