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A mudlark uses a torch to look for items on the bank of the River Thames in London, Britain June 06, 2016. Mudlarking is believed to trace its origins to the 18th and 19th century, when scavengers searched the Thames' shores for items to sell. These days, history and archaeology fans are the ones hoping to find old relics such as coins, ceramics, artifacts or everyday items from across centuries. They wait for the low tide and then scour specific areas of exposed shores. "If you're in a field you could be out all day long, with the river you're restricted to about two or three hours," mudlark Nick Stevens said. While many just use the naked eye for their searches, others rely on metal detectors for which a permit from the Port of London Authority is needed. Digging also requires consent. (Photo by Neil Hall/Reuters)

A mudlark uses a torch to look for items on the bank of the River Thames in London, Britain June 06, 2016. Mudlarking is believed to trace its origins to the 18th and 19th century, when scavengers searched the Thames' shores for items to sell. These days, history and archaeology fans are the ones hoping to find old relics such as coins, ceramics, artifacts or everyday items from across centuries. their finds with the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Any item over 300 years old must be recorded. (Photo by Neil Hall/Reuters)
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27 Aug 2016 10:43:00
Giant Olympic Rings Are Launched On The River Thames

Giant Olympic rings are towed on The River Thames past The Tower of London on February 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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29 Feb 2012 11:14:00
The Metropolitan Police And The Royal Marines Conduct Security Training On The River Thames

A security exercise takes place along the River Thames on January 19, 2012 in London, England. The exercise including around 44 police officers, 94 military personnel, 15 boats and a Royal Navy Lynx helicopter was conducted by both the Metropolitan Police and the Royal Marines and designed to test their joint capability ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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23 Jan 2012 09:40:00
Sculptures entitled “The Rising Tide” by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor are seen beside the River Thames in front of the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye ferris wheel in London, September 3, 2015. The representations of four horses and riders are fully visible at low tide but become immersed underwater twice a day as the Thames rises to reach full tide. The installation will be on display throughout September as part of the annual Totally Thames festival. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

Sculptures entitled “The Rising Tide” by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor are seen beside the River Thames in front of the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye ferris wheel in London, September 3, 2015. The representations of four horses and riders are fully visible at low tide but become immersed underwater twice a day as the Thames rises to reach full tide. The installation will be on display throughout September as part of the annual Totally Thames festival. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)
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04 Sep 2015 13:58:00
A competitor participates in the Tough Mudder challenge near Henley-on-Thames in southern England May 2, 2015. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Reuters)

A competitor participates in the Tough Mudder challenge near Henley-on-Thames in southern England May 2, 2015. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Reuters)
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03 May 2015 12:28:00
Nicole Scherzinger at the “The X Factor” TV show, Series 14, Episode 15, Judges' Houses in  Sun City, South Africa on October 21, 2017. (Photo by Dymond/Thames/Syco/Rex Features/Shutterstock)

Nicole Scherzinger at the “The X Factor” TV show, Series 14, Episode 15, Judges' Houses in Sun City, South Africa on October 21, 2017. (Photo by Dymond/Thames/Syco/Rex Features/Shutterstock)
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22 Oct 2017 06:34:00
A mock-up of a typical British suburban home is seen sinking into the River Thames, in a protest by Extinction Rebellion to demand faster government action on climate change in London, Britain on November 10, 2019. (Photo by Extinction Rebellion/Handout via Reuters)

A mock-up of a typical British suburban home is seen sinking into the River Thames, in a protest by Extinction Rebellion to demand faster government action on climate change in London, Britain on November 10, 2019. (Photo by Extinction Rebellion/Handout via Reuters)
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12 Nov 2019 00:03:00


Musician Simon Desorgher walks his giant sphere on the foreshore of the River Thames after a rehearsal for a performance of “Water Cycle for flute and sound system” on the river on September 11, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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12 Jun 2011 09:26:00