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Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot
Sofia Hayat on Ladies' day at Royal Ascot, in Berkshire, west of London. The five-day meeting is one of the highlights of the horse racing calendar. (AFP/Getty Images)
Royal Ascot
Lisa Butcher poses for a photograph. Horse racing has been held at the famous Berkshire course since 1711. (AFP/Getty Images)
Royal Ascot
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives by horse-drawn carriage in The Royal Enclosure. (AFP/Getty Images)
Royal Ascot
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone (R) discusses which horses to back with friends ahead of the second day's racing. (AFP/Getty Images)
Royal Ascot
Artist and milliner David Shilling wears a hat topped with pheasants as he talks with friends ahead of the second day's racing. (AFP/Getty Images)
Royal Ascot
Top hats and tails remain compulsory in parts of the course while a daily procession of horse-drawn carriages brings the Queen to the course. (AFP/Getty Images)