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England's year in pictures: Part two

Lambs in Wetherby during snow in March

March saw snow fall across much of England and these lambs in Wetherby in West Yorkshire had to help each other keep warm.

Two dogs watch a boy eating at Crufts dog show

The Crufts dog show took place at Birmingham's NEC - but sometimes the pets were unaware they were meant to be the centre of attention.

Lloyd Scott passes Buckingham Palace while running the London Marathon dressed as St George, complete with dragon

Lloyd Scott "ran" the London Marathon dressed as St George, pulling an 8ft dragon. He took eight days to complete the course and was last to finish, but raised 1.8m for charity.

Sand sculpture in Brighton

The finishing touches are put to a sand sculpture in Brighton in July, during the city's World Sand Sculpture Festival.

Thug the pygmy hippo uses his new toothbrush at London Zoo in July.

Thug the pygmy hippo benefited from improved dental care after his keepers at London Zoo bought him a new 5ft (1.5m) toothbrush in July.

A giant cactus growing in Gloucestershire during October

A cactus in a Gloucestershire garden doubled in height in five months thanks to mild weather. Geoffrey Bowman's plant shot up from 15ft to 28ft (4.5m-8.5m) between May and October.

A plane flies past the moon in Swindon in October.

A light aircraft flies past the waxing moon in Swindon, Wiltshire, on 4 October.

A bird swims through millions of cranberries at Kew Gardens

More than five million cranberries were floated on giant booms on a pond at Kew Gardens in October as part of the gardens' autumn festival. This bird found itself swimming through them.

A pelican swallows a pigeon in a London park

Another bird who got a bit of a surprise in October was the pigeon who was scooped up and swallowed by a pelican in London's St James's Park.

More than 100 Elvises at Gatwick Airport

A new world record was set at Gatwick Airport in December when 109 Elvises gathered - the largest group of singing Elvises ever brought together in one place.

The Peak District in December, picture by Andrew Reid

Much of England was hit by foggy weather in the week before Christmas. This image of the Peak District, in Derbyshire, was sent in by reader Andrew Reid.




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England's year in pictures: Part One
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