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In Pictures: The ‘new normal’ as markets and schools reopen and racing restarts

An easing of lockdown restrictions in England has seen some pupils return to schools and queues form at stores.

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Lessons with reduced class sizes at a primary school in Norfolk (Joe Giddens/PA)

Lessons with reduced class sizes at a primary school in Norfolk (Joe Giddens/PA)

Lessons with reduced class sizes at a primary school in Norfolk (Joe Giddens/PA)

Pupils have begun returning to school as lockdown restrictions were eased across England.

Outdoor markets and car showrooms have also started reopening, while the first horse racing event in months was being staged and pigeons took to the skies for a race over Yorkshire.

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Grace looks excited to be returning to school (Joe Giddens/PA)

Grace looks excited to be returning to school (Joe Giddens/PA)

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Grace looks excited to be returning to school (Joe Giddens/PA)

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Parents drop off children at Queen’s Hill Primary School in Norfolk (Joe Giddens/PA)

Parents drop off children at Queen’s Hill Primary School in Norfolk (Joe Giddens/PA)

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Parents drop off children at Queen’s Hill Primary School in Norfolk (Joe Giddens/PA)

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Lessons are taking place with reduced class sizes (Joe Giddens/PA)

Lessons are taking place with reduced class sizes (Joe Giddens/PA)

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Lessons are taking place with reduced class sizes (Joe Giddens/PA)

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Reception pupil Braydon washes his hands whilst watching an electronic timer (Joe Giddens/PA)

Reception pupil Braydon washes his hands whilst watching an electronic timer (Joe Giddens/PA)

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Reception pupil Braydon washes his hands whilst watching an electronic timer (Joe Giddens/PA)

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Pupils draw rainbows as they sit at separate desks at Hiltingbury Infant School in Hampshire (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Pupils draw rainbows as they sit at separate desks at Hiltingbury Infant School in Hampshire (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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Pupils draw rainbows as they sit at separate desks at Hiltingbury Infant School in Hampshire (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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Pupils sit at separate desks at Hiltingbury Infant School in Hampshire (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Pupils sit at separate desks at Hiltingbury Infant School in Hampshire (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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Pupils sit at separate desks at Hiltingbury Infant School in Hampshire (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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There was a big queue of people keen to shop at the Ikea store in Lakeside (Nick Ansell/PA)

There was a big queue of people keen to shop at the Ikea store in Lakeside (Nick Ansell/PA)

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There was a big queue of people keen to shop at the Ikea store in Lakeside (Nick Ansell/PA)

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The Ikea store reopened as part of a wider easing of lockdown restrictions in England (Nick Ansell/PA)

The Ikea store reopened as part of a wider easing of lockdown restrictions in England (Nick Ansell/PA)

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The Ikea store reopened as part of a wider easing of lockdown restrictions in England (Nick Ansell/PA)

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Staff at Arnold Clark in Liverpool walk past cars on the forecourt as showrooms opened for the first time since the lockdown in England (Peter Byrne/PA)

Staff at Arnold Clark in Liverpool walk past cars on the forecourt as showrooms opened for the first time since the lockdown in England (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Staff at Arnold Clark in Liverpool walk past cars on the forecourt as showrooms opened for the first time since the lockdown in England (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Signs at a car showroom in Liverpool (Peter Byrne/PA)

Signs at a car showroom in Liverpool (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Signs at a car showroom in Liverpool (Peter Byrne/PA)

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A woman and child walk through Camden Market in north London, which has reopened (Aaron Chown/PA)

A woman and child walk through Camden Market in north London, which has reopened (Aaron Chown/PA)

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A woman and child walk through Camden Market in north London, which has reopened (Aaron Chown/PA)

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A street cleaner at Camden Market (Aaron Chown/PA)

A street cleaner at Camden Market (Aaron Chown/PA)

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A street cleaner at Camden Market (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Two people wearing face coverings walk past a shop in Camden Market (Aaron Chown/PA)

Two people wearing face coverings walk past a shop in Camden Market (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Two people wearing face coverings walk past a shop in Camden Market (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Jockey Paul Mulrennan wears a face covering at Newcastle Racecourse as the sport resumed (Alan Crowhurst/PA)

Jockey Paul Mulrennan wears a face covering at Newcastle Racecourse as the sport resumed (Alan Crowhurst/PA)

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Jockey Paul Mulrennan wears a face covering at Newcastle Racecourse as the sport resumed (Alan Crowhurst/PA)

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Pigeon racing was the first sport to get under way (Jacob King (PA)

Pigeon racing was the first sport to get under way (Jacob King (PA)

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Pigeon racing was the first sport to get under way (Jacob King (PA)

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Thousands of birds belonging to members of the Barnsley Federation of Racing Pigeons (Jacob King/PA)

Thousands of birds belonging to members of the Barnsley Federation of Racing Pigeons (Jacob King/PA)

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Thousands of birds belonging to members of the Barnsley Federation of Racing Pigeons (Jacob King/PA)

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John Greenshield holds one of his racing pigeons after it returned to his coop complex in Wombwell, South Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)

John Greenshield holds one of his racing pigeons after it returned to his coop complex in Wombwell, South Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)

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John Greenshield holds one of his racing pigeons after it returned to his coop complex in Wombwell, South Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)

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Greyhounds line up to go out for the first race at Perry Barr Greyhound Stadium (David Davies/PA)

Greyhounds line up to go out for the first race at Perry Barr Greyhound Stadium (David Davies/PA)

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Greyhounds line up to go out for the first race at Perry Barr Greyhound Stadium (David Davies/PA)

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A race at Perry Barr Greyhound Stadium (David Davies/PA)

A race at Perry Barr Greyhound Stadium (David Davies/PA)

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A race at Perry Barr Greyhound Stadium (David Davies/PA)

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