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In Pictures: Review of the year 2018

A selection box of the year’s best images.

From snow to sunshine and a series of royal celebrations, here’s a selection of the best pictures of the year from the Press Association’s archive.

JANUARY

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Tom Cruise runs along Blackfriars Bridge in London, during filming for Mission: Impossible Fallout (Victoria Jones/PA)
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Dolly the Tibetan Terrier at the Braco Castle Lodge Park in Perthshire, as parts of the country were blanketed in a layer of snow (Andrew Milligan/PA)
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Elizabeth Lewin, 10, in a snow tunnel near Newby Head Farm in the Yorkshire Dales National Park (Danny Lawson/PA)
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Then-foreign secretary Boris Johnson arrives at 10 Downing Street for a Cabinet meeting (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace after they announced their engagement (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip during a visit to the Forbidden City in Beijing (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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The blue moon rising over Hull (Danny Lawson/PA)

FEBRUARY

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Keeper Zu Zanna counts penguins during the annual stocktake at ZSL London Zoo (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle walk through the corridors of the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on their way to a reception for young people (Andrew Milligan/PA)
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Players during the annual Royal Shrovetide football match in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, which takes place over two eight-hour periods, on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday with the goals three miles apart (Aaron Chown/PA)
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People walk their dogs on Blyth Beach in Northumberland, as heavy snowfall hit the UK (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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Soldiers from the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards line up to be inspected at Victoria Barracks in Windsor, Berkshire, in preparation for Trooping the Colour (Steve Parsons/PA)
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The Queen sits next to Anna Wintour as they view Richard Quinn’s runway show, before presenting him with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, during London Fashion Week (Yui Mok/PA)
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Victor the polar bear enjoys the snow at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster, South Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)
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A view through the falling snow looking down the Croft-an-Righ in Holyrood, Edinburgh, as the Beast from the East brought wintry weather (Jane Barlow/PA)
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Giant waves crash over Seaham lighthouse near Durham (Owen Humphreys/PA)

MARCH

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle talk to sisters Jean Dickinson and Irene Gould on a walkabout during a visit to Millennium Point in Birmingham, part of the regional tours the couple undertook in the run-up to their May wedding (Victoria Jones/PA)
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Houses on the cliff-edge on The Marrams in Hemsby, as 13 homes on the sandy cliffs were evacuated amid fears they could topple into the sea (Joe Giddens/PA)
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Emma Thompson takes part in an anti-fracking walk and silent protest at the Cuadrilla site in Preston New Road, Preston (Peter Byrne/PA)
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Prime Minister Theresa May marshalling during the Maidenhead Easter 10 race (Steve Parsons/PA)

APRIL

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The Prince of Wales is given a grass skirt to wear prior to receiving a chiefly title during his visit to the South Pacific island of Vanuatu (Steve Parsons/PA)
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during a reception for delegates from the Commonwealth Youth Forum at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London (Yui Mok/PA)
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Forrest the Humboldt penguin enjoys a cold shower at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling (Andrew Milligan/PA)
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their newborn son, Prince Louis, outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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A full moon, known as a Pink Moon in the month of April, rises behind the bronze sculpture of an Arctic Tern on the sea front at North Berwick in East Lothian (Jane Barlow/PA)

MAY

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Meghan Markle walks down the aisle of St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle for her wedding to Prince Harry (Danny Lawson/PA)
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Sealed with a kiss – Harry and Meghan tie the knot (Danny Lawson/PA)
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The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex ride in an Ascot Landau along the Long Walk in Windsor after their wedding (Yui Mok/PA)
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Spider-Man drops in on Blair Drummond Safari Park in Scotland, which held a super hero weekend (Andrew Milligan/PA)
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Students from the University of St Andrews take part in the traditional May Day Dip on the East Sands. Plunging into the freezing North Sea at dawn on the first of May is said to bring good luck in exams (Jane Barlow/PA)

JUNE

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Members of 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade, as the Queen celebrated her official birthday (Victoria Jones/PA)
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The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following Trooping the Colour (Yui Mok/PA)
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The Duchess of Sussex and the Queen at the opening of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge in Widnes, Cheshire (Danny Lawson/PA)
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A four-week-old baby gorilla cradled by mother Tamba makes its debut at Port Lympne animal park in Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)
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Firefighters tackle a blaze at the Glasgow School of Art in the historic Mackintosh Building (Andrew Milligan/PA)
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Yasmina, a female red panda, eyes up an ice block with frozen fruits inside, at Dublin Zoo as temperatures soared (Brian Lawless/PA)
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England fans in Nizhny Novgorod ahead of their match against Panama during the World Cup in Russia (Aaron Chown/PA)
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Firefighters tackle a wildfire on Winter Hill near Bolton (Danny Lawson/PA)

JULY

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The ‘Baby Trump’ balloon flies over central London as part of protests against the visit of US President Donald Trump to the UK (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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US President Donald Trump walks with Prime Minister Theresa May prior to a joint press conference at Chequers (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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‘Stop Trump’ demonstrators march through London (Yui Mok/PA)
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People on Bournemouth beach, Dorset, during the summer heatwave (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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Achilles, a male Sumatran tiger, has a drink in the warm weather as he made his public debut at Howletts Wild Animal Park, near Canterbury in Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)
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Lightning flashes over Souter lighthouse in South Shields as heavy thunderstorms marked the end of the UK heatwave (Owen Humphreys/PA)

AUGUST

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The Queen talks to Pony Major Mark Wilkinson with regimental mascot Cruachan IV, alongside Officer Commanding Major Johnny Thompson, as she inspected Balaclava Company, 5 Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland at the gates at Balmoral (Andrew Milligan/PA)
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New Metropolitan Police officers brave the pouring rain at a Passing Out parade for around 70 new officers, and candidates who have come through the Detective Constable fast-track scheme, at the Metropolitan Police Centre in north London (John Stillwell/PA)
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Boris Johnson brings tea for the press outside his house in Thame (Aaron Chown/PA)
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Victor, a 620kg polar bear, being given an allergy test at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park near Doncaster (Danny Lawson/PA)
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Flames from a major blaze which broke out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre (Liam McBurney/PA)
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Paul Elliott carries the coffin of his brother Barry, who died aged 73 (Danny Lawson/PA)

SEPTEMBER

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Staff prepare a Superman costume worn by Christopher Reeve in the 1978 film outside the Prop Store film memorabilia exhibition at the BFI IMAX at Waterloo (Victoria Jones/PA)
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A four-day-old male elephant calf with its mother Jamaat, at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Bekesbourne near Canterbury (Gareth Fuller/PA)
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The Duchess of Sussex welcomes the women behind a cookbook she has championed to Kensington Palace (Ben Stansall/PA)
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A surfer at sunrise on Tynemouth beach in North Tyneside (Owen Humphreys/PA)

OCTOBER

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Princess Eugenie arrives for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle (Yui Mok/PA)
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Bridesmaids and page boys, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte, at the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank (Yui Mok/PA)
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Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank kiss as they leave St George’s Chapel (Yui Mok/PA)
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex meet members of surfing community group One Wave during a visit to Bondi Beach in Sydney, during their visit to Australia (Paul Edwards/PA)
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The Duchess of Sussex takes part in a welly wanging contest in New Zealand (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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A Hunter’s Moon sets over the Severn Bridge between England and Wales (Ben Birchall/PA)
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The moon rises over the illuminated ruins of Whitby Abbey in North Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)

NOVEMBER

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Piper Louise Marshall plays Battle’s O’er, the traditional Scottish lament played at the end of battle, at dawn alongside the Forth Bridge at North Queensferry on the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which marked the end of the First World War (Jane Barlow/PA)
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The Tommy War Memorial under the stars in Seaham, County Durham, ahead of commemorations which marked 100 years since the end of the First World War (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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The unveiling of artist Rob Heard’s Shrouds of the Somme installation, honouring the dead of the First World War, at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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(Left to right) An RAF F-35B Lightning stealth jet, a United States Air Force F-15 Strike Eagle and a French Air Force Rafale fly in formation over the English Channel during Operation Point Blank (Joe Giddens/PA)
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The gilded statue of Victory, holding a laurel wreath, on top of the central dome of the Bank of Scotland headquarters in Edinburgh (Jane Barlow/PA)

DECEMBER

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Members of the Anstruther Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) form a Christmas tree shape as they get together ahead of the festive period for practice drills and exercises at the Lifeboat Station in Anstruther, Fife (Jane Barlow/PA)
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The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree (Rick Findler/PA)
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Prime Minster Theresa May switches on the Christmas tree lights in Downing Street (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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A young girl enjoys the ‘Stone Brig Lights’ on Stone Brig Lane in Rothwell (Danny Lawson/PA)
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The home of David Brown in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, which is illuminated with over 6,000 Christmas lights. Money raised by visitors to the house is donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care in memory of his late wife Anne (Jane Barlow/PA)

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