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The UK in 2016 as seen by Press Association photographers

Flowers for the local Labour MP Jo Cox lined the floor outside Batley Town Hall on EU referendum polling day. Mrs Cox was murdered in West Yorkshire a week before the vote. Prosecutors said her killer was motivated by hate and his crimes were "nothing less than acts of terrorism".

GEREXIT? Merkel in MELTDOWN as nearly HALF of Germans want EU referendum, poll finds

GEREXIT? Merkel in MELTDOWN as nearly HALF of Germans want .EU referendum, poll finds/16

9 month poll trend leading up to the EU referendum

Before and after Brexit: Photo highlights of British politics in 2016: Brexit: Voters make their way towards a polling station to vote in the EU referendum in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 23 June 2016. Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Before and after Brexit: Photo highlights of British politics in 2016: Brexit: Nuns leave after casting their votes at a polling station in London, as Britain holds a referendum on whether to stay or leave the European Union (EU) on 23 June 2016. Justin Tallis/AFP

Brexit: Ukip 'misspent almost £500,000 of EU money'

Ukip misspent almost half a million pounds of EU funding on trying to win the Brexit vote and elect MPs, a leaked Brussels audit has found. Nigel Farage’s party broke spending rules by diverting taxpayers’ cash to its own polling ahead of the EU referendum and in key target constituencies for last year’s general election. EU funding is meant to be spent on a party’s activities at a European level, not on financing domestic campaigns.

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The 20 photographs of the week

EU referendum polling station at the Chelsea Royal Hospital.

David Cameron and George Osborne made a joke about Brexit... and it didn’t go down very well

David Cameron and George Osborne speak about the dangers of Brexit during a…

According to a recent EU-Wide poll, a clear majority of UK voters would vote to remain in the EU if the referendum were repeated today. So would a majority in every other EU country!

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Most Brits believe hate crime has got worse since the EU referendum, poll finds

Most Brits believe hate crime has got worse since EU referendum