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Hats off at Royal Ascot

The annual Royal Ascot is a five-day racing event that has highlighted both British fashion and horseracing since its inception in 1711. See more photos of the fun fashions and crazy hats that have helped make it famous here.

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A race-goer wears an iPad hat on the second day of the annual Royal Ascot horse racing event near Windsor, west of London, in Berkshire, on June 15, 2011.

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A race-goer walks on the grounds of the Ascot Racecourse.

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Model Anneka-Tanaka-Svenska poses in a lavish costume and head piece on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse race meeting.