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Pictures of the week: August 22 - 28
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  • Festival goers put on ponchos as the rain falls on Day 1 of Leeds Festival 2021 at Bramham Park on August 27, 2021 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Matthew Baker/Getty Images)

  • The 27-tonne concrete and steel Floating Head sculpture by artist Richard Groom is moved into position on the River Clyde near the Glasgow Science Centre some 33 years after it was created for the Glasgow Garden Festival. Picture date: Monday August 23, 2021.

  • Local residents watch a large fire at an industrial premises in in Juno Drive, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Picture date: Thursday August 27, 2021.

  • Tech 3's Deniz Oncu falls off during Moto 3 practice during the Monster Energy British Grand Prix MotoGP practice day at Silverstone, Towcester. Picture date: Friday August 27, 2021.

  • Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie speaks to the media during a visit to the site of a new solar farm at the University of Edinburgh Easter Bush Campus to discuss how the proposed co-operation agreement between the party and the Scottish Government will allow Greens to champion a bold response to climate crisis. Picture date: Friday August 27, 2021.

  • (left to right) Sophie Douglas, Caitlin Anderson and Emmanuella Damptey, who play aliens from the planet Hanyana in the Edinburgh Fringe show WeCameToDance, explore the mirror maze at Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh. Picture date: Thursday August 26, 2021.

  • Silke Lohmann of Summers Place Auctions assesses a Tylosaur fossil before it is offered as the star lot of the Summers Place Auctions' Evolution Sale in Billingshurst, West Sussex, where it is expected to fetch �70,000 to �120,000. Picture date: Thursday August 26, 2021. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

  • Extinction Rebellion protesters let off flares as they stand in the fountain at the Queen Victoria Memorial, which they have covered in red paint, during a protest outside Buckingham Palace, London. Picture date: Thursday August 26, 2021.

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson is greeted by military personnel as he arrives for a visit to Northwood Headquarters, the British Armed Forces Permanent Joint Headquarters, in Eastbury, north west London, where he met with personnel working on the UK operation in Afghanistan. Picture date: Thursday August 26, 2021.

  • Malalai Hussiny, a refugee from Afghanistan who arrived on a evacuation flight at Heathrow Airport, London. Picture date: Thursday August 26, 2021.

  • Gatwick Airport's chief executive Stewart Wingate standing on the tarmac of the Northern Runway, after giving a press conference at the South Terminal of Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, to discuss plans to use the airport's emergency runway for routine flights. Picture date: Wednesday August 25, 2021.

  • Festival goers walk along the towpath of the River Thames as they arrive for the Reading Festival at Richfield Avenue. Picture date: Wednesday August 25, 2021.

  • Slender-tailed meerkats during the annual weigh-in at Whipsnade Zoo in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Picture date: Tuesday August 24, 2021.

  • A rope access conservator from Vitruvius Building Conservartion, abseils down the East face of Salisbury Cathedral's Tower to carry out vital repairs and surveying during their annual inspection. Picture date: Tuesday August 24, 2021.

  • A protest by members of Extinction Rebellion in Parliament Square, in central London. Picture date: Tuesday August 24, 2021.

  • 17-year-old Danielle McIlroy, from Bangor, is given the last vaccination of the day during the The Big Jab Weekend at the vaccine clinic at the SSE Arena, Belfast. The weekend has seen walk-in vaccination centres opening again in Northern Ireland for first doses for all adults, amid concerns over the high number of Covid cases in the region. Picture date: Sunday August 22, 2021.

  • Members of the 1st Battalion the Coldstream Guards take part in the Changing of the Guard, in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, London, which is taking place for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Picture date: Monday August 23, 2021.

  • Demonstrators position themselves under a van during a protest by members of Extinction Rebellion near Covent Garden, central London, at the beginning of a planned two weeks of action from the climate change protest group. Picture date: Monday August 23, 2021.

  • England's James Anderson during a nets session at Emerald Headingley, Leeds. Picture date: Monday August 23, 2021.

  • First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during her visit to Scottish Power Cumbernauld, where she met with apprentices who are training to deliver Net Zero infrastructure, following the announcement of a new green jobs initiative as part of the Scottish Government's 100 days commitments. Picture date: Monday August 23, 2021. The Green Jobs Workforce Academy will list new jobs related to the net-zero economy on its website, including roles in renewable energy, construction and transport.

  • A member of Tate Modern staff views 'untitled: upturnedhouse2' during a photocall for Artist Rooms: Phyllida Barlow, the latest in a series of free displays at the Tate Modern in London. Picture date: Monday August 23, 2021.

  • Police carry away a demonstrator during a protest by members of Extinction Rebellion on Whitehall, in central London. Picture date: Tuesday August 24, 2021.

  • 101-year-old, Harold Baggott goes for a drive in a Model T from 1915 at the Beaulieu Motor Museum, before taking the new Mustang Mach-E, Ford's first all-electric SUV for a test drive, Hampshire. Issue date: Monday August 23, 2021.

  • LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 23: Members of climate change activist movement Extinction Rebellion march along Charing Cross Road on the opening day of a planned two weeks of protests in London, United Kingdom on August 23, 2021. (Photo by David Cliff/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

  • CONWY, WALES - AUGUST 23: Rachel Kuehn of Team USA plays a shot during a practice round ahead of the Curtis Cup at Conwy Golf Club on August 23, 2021 in Conwy, Wales. (Photo by Jan Kruger/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

  • EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 23: Edinburgh Magician Elliot Bibby plays with his food and reveals the magic hidden in every kitchen with his spellbinding Italian Spaghetti Rope Trick, and card shuffling, at the Palais du Variété, Assembly George Square Gardens during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2021 on August 23, 2021 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Euan Cherry/Getty Images)

  • LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2021/08/22: A protester wearing a mask gives an emotional speech during the demonstration. Extinction Rebellion protesters gathered at Guildhall for the opening ceremony of their two-week Impossible Rebellion campaign, which will target the City of London, the capital's financial hub. (Photo by Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

  • EMBARGOED TO 1730 TUESDAY AUGUST 24 Police officers searching the land at Sand Hutton Gravel Pits near York in connection with the disappearance of missing university chef Claudia Lawrence. Ms Lawrence went missing 12 years ago and police believe she was murdered, although no body has ever been found.

  • The Elephant House Cafe where JK Rowling penned her first Harry Potter novel, on Edinburgh's George IV Bridge, after a fire broke out in the adjacent Patisserie Valerie, in the early hours of August 24, 2021. Picture date: Thursday August 26, 2021.

  • Antony Gormley's sculpture 'Doubt' is lifted onto scaffolding before being installed on the West Front of Wells Cathedral, Wells, Somerset. Picture date: Thursday August 26, 2021.