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06/16/2010

Beauty and the Bonnet - Hat parade at the Royal Ascot

The Royal Ascot five-day meeting is one of the highlights of the horse racing calendar. Horse racing has been held at the famous Berkshire course since 1711 and tradition is a hallmark of the meeting. 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.

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A racegoer wears a colourful hat on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting at Ascot, England  June, 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant )

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Isabella Kirstiensen wears an ornate hat on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting at Ascot, England, June, 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant

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A racegoer poses in her hat on the first day of racing at Royal Ascot in southern England, June 15, 2010.   (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor)

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Amanda Holden attends Day One of Royal Ascot on June 15, 2010 in Ascot, England.  (Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

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A racegoer wearing a hat bearing the colours of the national flag of Germany poses for a photograph ahead of the horse racing on the first day of Royal Ascot, in Berkshire, west of London, on June 15, 2010.  ( AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS)

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A racegoer poses for a photograph on the second day of racing at Royal Ascot in southern England, June 16, 2010.   (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor)

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A woman racegoer wears a themed racing hat on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting at Ascot, England,  June 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant )


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A racegoer poses in her hat on the first day of racing at Royal Ascot in southern England, June 15, 2010.   (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor)

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Love this last shot, great work Greg Macgregor!

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