'Stand Alone' pictures.

The pictures in this section were taken for 'stand-alone' picture spaces in national newspapers; where a picture is used with a block caption and no accompanying story.

Royal Marines recruits pictured during the final of the four tests which they have to pass in order to become a RM Commando and get the coveted green beret.
The "30-miler" is a march/run across upland Dartmoor, wearing full fighting order, and additional safety equipment carried by the recruit in a daysack. It must be completed in eight hours for recruits and seven hours for Royal Marine officers.
Charity workers help a disabled person to go for a paddle in the sea at Whitesands Beach, Wales.
WOMAD Festival. Festival-Goers make giant 'bubbles-within-bubbles' as the sun goes down on the festival site in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.
The Bardi Dancers from the Ardiyooloon Community of North Western Australia become the first ever Aboriginal dancers to perform at Stonehenge, performing a  'Walkabout Dance' at dawn.
The Bardi Nation are a salt-water people whose dancers are keepers of traditional cultures and stories which are handed down from generation to generation. Using Stonehenge as the setting the the men will perform Dreamtime stories in a similar format to  an Aboriginal Corroboree.

A lady prays to a statue of Our Lady of Lourdes on World Day of The Sick, Garden Grove, Orange County USA.
World Day of the Sick is a Catholic feast celebrated every year on the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. It seeks, for all believers, to be "a special time of prayer and sharing and offering of one's suffering."
The Tate Modern opens it's new extensions to The Boiler House, containing major new and striking installations from around the world, on display for the first time.
The Passing Winter by Yayoi Kusama.
Models in 'Steampunk' fashion/hair/make-up created by students from Leeds City College who are studying a Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Hair and Make-up.
The quintessentially 'Mad Brits' World Thumb War Championship in Eccles, Suffolk.
The men's and women World Champions ended up being won by husband and wife Becky and Paul Browse from Lowestoft, who only got married 3 weeks ago.
Pictured during his winning bout is Paul, who fought under the ring name "Under The Thumb" while wife Becky fought  under the ring name "Dark Destroyer".
Window cleaners set about cleaning the roof of the 150,000 square meters Westfield development in White City, London. The new shopping centre is the second largest in the UK.
Summers Place Auctions forthcoming Sale of the Natural History Museum of the Emmen Zoo (Holland). The museum collection was formed during the 1980's and early 1990's and has 180 lots on offer with estimates ranging from £30 to £80,000.
James Rylands with a rare fossil of a sabre toothed cat next to a rare fossil bird skeleton.
Actress Sonia Jalaly pictured in the tiny living space she shares with her flatmate in Hackney, North London.
Sonia is pictured in her 'crib' which is above the kitchen and in which she cannot stand up.
Members of Bishopsteignton Outdoor Art Group (BOAG)  installing their sculpture piece 'The Hub' in Shaldon, South Devon.
Described as a "post-apocalypse survivors’ encampment"; the piece is made from 1,500 hub caps, many of which were collected from the roadside as road ‘spin offs’.

Crowds enjoy the music at the Isle of Wight festival.
Members of London's Roman Catholic community process through the streets of London's West End on the traditional Corpus Christi Procession last night  (Sunday evening).
A Priest carrying the Blessed Sacrament under a traditional canopy, led around 1800 parishioners, Priests  and Religious Orders from Soho to Marylebone.
Picture shows the procession heading up Regent Street which is currently decorated in Union Flags.

Behind the scenes at The Queen's Birthday Parade, or 'Trooping The Color'.
A Officer of The Household Cavalry negotiates the stairs before climbing into his riding boots at Hyde Park Barracks.
Exhibition of photographs by and sometimes of Hunter S Thompson at The Michael Hoppen Gallery in Chelsea.
Action from the first Tudor joust since Tudor times to be held at the Tower of London. 

Festival of Falconry at The Englefield Estate, Theale, near Reading, Berkshire.
Abylkhaq Turlybayev from Kazakhstan with a golden eagle.
Kew Gardens, London, England. 
Glasshouse Apprentice Jess Snowball (24) tending to the orchids in The Princess of Wales Conservatory in preparation for the grand opening of "Orchids; a spectacular carnival of dazzling Brazilian colours".
Muddy music festival. Only packed one welly!!

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