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The UK: 2004 in pictures
Greg Dyke arrives at BBC TV Centre
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Lord Hutton delivers his verdict on the death of weapons expert Dr David Kelly and the Iraq dossier in which he criticises the BBC. It prompts the resignation of the BBC DG Greg Dyke, whose departure sparks protests by BBC staff.
Tony Blair and Muammar Gaddafi shake hands. The pair met in a Bedouin tent outside Tripoli
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After shaking hands with Muammar Gaddafi at the start of historic talks, British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, said there was real hope for a "new relationship" after Libya renounces WMDs.
Alleged abuse of Iraqi POW detainees by British troops
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Following the publication of pictures showing US troops abusing Iraqi POWs in Abu Ghraib prison, The Daily Mirror released images alleging prisoner abuse by British soldiers. These proved to be fakes resulting in the resignation of Editor Piers Morgan.
British students riding a roller coaster naked at Thorpe Park in Surrey
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British students set a record for the most people to ride a roller coaster naked.
A million poppies
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A million poppies are dropped off the coastline of Normandy in remembrance of those who lost their lives during the D-Day landings in northern France.
Bethany Lucas (left), 10, and her friend Rebecca McConnell
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The Windsor and Spencer families unite for the unveiling of a fountain built in Princess Diana's memory in Kensington Gardens. A few days later it was closed following safety fears after visitors slipped on the marble surface.
Kelly Holmes wins Gold.
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Double Olympic champion Kelly Holmes is just one of Britain's many medal winners who return from the Olympics in Greece with their heads held high.
Damage in Boscastle
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Flash floods sweep through the picturesque Cornish village of Boscastle following heavy storms which saw 6cm (2ins) of rain to fall in two hours.
Batman protest at Buckingham Palace
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Jason Hatch of Fathers 4 Justice scales the walls of Buckingham Palace, just one of a series of events that highlight the weakness of royal security measures.
Hunt supporters protest outside the House of Commons
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The government pushes on with its bill to ban hunting in England and Wales despite threats of a multi-pronged campaign of civil disobedience.
Site of train crash at Ufton Nervet
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Seven people are killed when a high speed train ploughs into a car stopped on a remote level crossing near the Berkshire village of Ufton Nervet.
Democratic Unionist Party leader Ian Paisley
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British PM Tony Blair believes progress to restore Northern Ireland devolution has been "remarkable," but hopes of a deal were dashed after Ian Paisley's DUP said it was not signing, because the IRA was refusing to photograph weapons decommissioning.




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