SOME of the best pictures from around the UK and world this week include outfits from Ascot, and art exhibitions.

Among the images is Mx Darren Day arrives ahead of racing on day two of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse; and student Lottie Mac, pictured with a work of art titled ‘Respondent’ by artist Ruby Dice, along with mobile phones displaying photographs of the artist’s work, during a photocall to launch the Fine Art degree show at the University of Leeds.

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