The Hook Eagle Morris Men dance outside the Waggon and Horses pub during the annual Wassail night in Hartley Wintney, 40 miles (64 Kilometers) west of London, on January 4, 2013. The event, held near to twelfth night, celebrates both the passing of Christmas and the future good health of the fruit trees. Traditionally the custom involved the local farm workers visiting the orchard after dark with shotguns, horns, food and a large pail of cider. They would make a loud noise to raise the Sleeping Tree Spirit and to scare off demons. Cider would be poured over the roots and pieces of toast placed in the branches as a gift to the spirit of the tree. The wassail song is sung as a blessing or charm to bring fruitfulness or even in admonishment not to fail in the upcoming year. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS
Crédits : ADRIAN DENNIS
A spectator relaxes in the sunshine on a boat on day two of the Henley Royal Regatta on July 2, 2015 in Henley-on-Thames, England. This year is the events 176th year. The Henley Royal Regatta is regarded as part of the English social season and is held annually over five days on the River Thames. Rowing fans line the bank to watch races which are head-to-head knock out competitions, raced over a course of 1 mile, 550 yards (2,112 m) which regularly attracts international crews to race.
Crédits : Dan Kitwood
A woman walks past the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture on July 2, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The online whistleblower platform Wikileaks claims to have documents showing the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) spied on German government ministries, including the ministries of finance, economy and agriculture, in the period from 2010 to 2012. The NSA has come under repeated criticism for supposedly spying on European government and political leaders.
Crédits : Sean Gallup
Law enforcement officials secure M St. in front of the Navy Yard facility where there was a report of shots fired. July 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. Law enforcement officials said no shots were fired and gave the all clear after searching the buildings in question. This is the site of a 2013 shooting where 12 people were killed.
Crédits : Mark Wilson
Trucks queue on the M20 as part of Operation Stack on July 2, 2015 in Ashford, England. Operation Stack is in place for the fourth consecutive day due to industrial action in Calais with the M20 closed coastbound from junctions 8 to 11 and from 9 to 8 London-bound.
Crédits : Rob Stothard
Visitors cool off at a public fountain in the city center during hot weather that in Berlin reached 32 degrees Celsius on July 2, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Temperatures across northern Europe are rising and in Germany a high of 37 degrees Celsius is forecast for the weekend.
Crédits : Sean Gallup
Trucks queue on the M20 as part of Operation Stack on July 2, 2015 in Ashford, England. Operation stack is in place for the fourth consecutive day due to industrial action in Calais with the M20 closed coastbound from junctions 8 to 11 and from 9 to 8 London-bound.