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Finery dressed Britons socialize at the Ascot Racecourse

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Race-goers sit together at the annual Royal Ascot horse racing event near Windsor, Berkshire on June 19, 2012. The five-day meeting is a highlight of global horse racing and the pinnacle of the English social calendar.

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A couple celebrate after their horse came in first on the opening day of the Royal Ascot race.

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Racegoers arrive for the first day of racing at Royal Ascot.

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Model Anneka Tanaka-Svenska wears a headpiece designed by Louis Mariette and a dress by Hanna Marie Hutchison at the Royal Ascot.

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Race-goers enjoy a picnic on the first day of the Royal Ascot.

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