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Photographer of the year: Toby Melville

<p>Battersea Power Station is seen reflected in water in west London December 4, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Battersea Power Station is seen reflected in water in west London December 4, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Battersea Power Station is seen reflected in water in west London December 4, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>Victoria Chant weeps as the coffin of her father, British soldier Darren Chant, is carried out of the Guard's Chapel following his funeral in London December 1, 2009. Warrant Officer Chant, Regimental Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, was killed on duty in Afghanistan on November 3. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Victoria Chant weeps as the coffin of her father, British soldier Darren Chant, is carried out of the Guard's Chapel following his funeral in London December 1, 2009. Warrant Officer Chant, Regimental Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards,...more

Victoria Chant weeps as the coffin of her father, British soldier Darren Chant, is carried out of the Guard's Chapel following his funeral in London December 1, 2009. Warrant Officer Chant, Regimental Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, was killed on duty in Afghanistan on November 3. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>Britain's Queen Elizabeth leaves the Houses of Parliament after delivering her speech at the annual State Opening of Parliament in London November 18, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Britain's Queen Elizabeth leaves the Houses of Parliament after delivering her speech at the annual State Opening of Parliament in London November 18, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain's Queen Elizabeth leaves the Houses of Parliament after delivering her speech at the annual State Opening of Parliament in London November 18, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>Snow falls around The Houses of Parliament in central London January 6, 2010.  REUTERS/Toby Melville</p>

Snow falls around The Houses of Parliament in central London January 6, 2010. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Snow falls around The Houses of Parliament in central London January 6, 2010. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>Gymnasts compete in the qualification round of the Gymnastics World Championships in London October 14, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Gymnasts compete in the qualification round of the Gymnastics World Championships in London October 14, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Gymnasts compete in the qualification round of the Gymnastics World Championships in London October 14, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>Serena Williams of the U.S. holds her trophy after defeating Venus Williams of the U.S. in their Ladies' Singles finals match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, July 4, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Serena Williams of the U.S. holds her trophy after defeating Venus Williams of the U.S. in their Ladies' Singles finals match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, July 4, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Serena Williams of the U.S. holds her trophy after defeating Venus Williams of the U.S. in their Ladies' Singles finals match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, July 4, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with a British police officer outside 10 Downing Street in London April 1, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with a British police officer outside 10 Downing Street in London April 1, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with a British police officer outside 10 Downing Street in London April 1, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>A man passes a mortgage advert in a high street bank window in west London November 6, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

A man passes a mortgage advert in a high street bank window in west London November 6, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A man passes a mortgage advert in a high street bank window in west London November 6, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>British actor Sacha Baron Cohen arrives for the British premiere of the film Bruno at Leicester Square in central London June 17, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

British actor Sacha Baron Cohen arrives for the British premiere of the film Bruno at Leicester Square in central London June 17, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

British actor Sacha Baron Cohen arrives for the British premiere of the film Bruno at Leicester Square in central London June 17, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>A homeless person begs in central London April 21, 2009.  REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

A homeless person begs in central London April 21, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A homeless person begs in central London April 21, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>A staff member places signs in the front window of a Woolworths branch in west London December 11, 2008.  REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

A staff member places signs in the front window of a Woolworths branch in west London December 11, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A staff member places signs in the front window of a Woolworths branch in west London December 11, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>Dorothy Hughes (L) and Winifred Phillips (2nd L) pass male Chelsea pensioners during a photocall in central London March 12, 2009. The two women are the first to be allowed into the ranks of The Royal Hospital Chelsea, retirement home to some 300 veteran British soldiers, and recognised by their distinctive scarlet uniforms. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Dorothy Hughes (L) and Winifred Phillips (2nd L) pass male Chelsea pensioners during a photocall in central London March 12, 2009. The two women are the first to be allowed into the ranks of The Royal Hospital Chelsea, retirement home to some 300...more

Dorothy Hughes (L) and Winifred Phillips (2nd L) pass male Chelsea pensioners during a photocall in central London March 12, 2009. The two women are the first to be allowed into the ranks of The Royal Hospital Chelsea, retirement home to some 300 veteran British soldiers, and recognised by their distinctive scarlet uniforms. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>An official watches the match between Fernando Gonzalez of Chile and Leonardo Mayer of Argentina at the Wimbledon tennis championships, in London June 25, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

An official watches the match between Fernando Gonzalez of Chile and Leonardo Mayer of Argentina at the Wimbledon tennis championships, in London June 25, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

An official watches the match between Fernando Gonzalez of Chile and Leonardo Mayer of Argentina at the Wimbledon tennis championships, in London June 25, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>City workers make phone calls outside the London Stock Exchange in Paternoster Square in the City of London at lunchtime October 1, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

City workers make phone calls outside the London Stock Exchange in Paternoster Square in the City of London at lunchtime October 1, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

City workers make phone calls outside the London Stock Exchange in Paternoster Square in the City of London at lunchtime October 1, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>The skyline of the financial district of the City of London is seen behind Waterloo Bridge during the evening rush-hour in central London October 16, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

The skyline of the financial district of the City of London is seen behind Waterloo Bridge during the evening rush-hour in central London October 16, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The skyline of the financial district of the City of London is seen behind Waterloo Bridge during the evening rush-hour in central London October 16, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>Deer graze on a frosty morning in Richmond Park in London, December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Deer graze on a frosty morning in Richmond Park in London, December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Deer graze on a frosty morning in Richmond Park in London, December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>England's Graeme Swann (2nd L) celebrates with teammates after taking the winning wicket to win the Ashes against Australia during the fifth Ashes test cricket match at the Oval in London August 23, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

England's Graeme Swann (2nd L) celebrates with teammates after taking the winning wicket to win the Ashes against Australia during the fifth Ashes test cricket match at the Oval in London August 23, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

England's Graeme Swann (2nd L) celebrates with teammates after taking the winning wicket to win the Ashes against Australia during the fifth Ashes test cricket match at the Oval in London August 23, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>Environmental protesters demonstrate outside the Shell headquarters building, in central London September 1, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Environmental protesters demonstrate outside the Shell headquarters building, in central London September 1, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Environmental protesters demonstrate outside the Shell headquarters building, in central London September 1, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>A couple embrace, as the Canary Wharf financial district is seen behind, in London January 22, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

A couple embrace, as the Canary Wharf financial district is seen behind, in London January 22, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A couple embrace, as the Canary Wharf financial district is seen behind, in London January 22, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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