AP PHOTOS: Windmill, Laundromat among weird UK polling stops

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AP PHOTOS: Windmill, Laundromat among weird UK polling stops
Nuns leave after voting at a polling station at St John's Church in Paddington, London, as Britain goes to the ballot box today in the most uncertain General Election for decades, with no party on course to emerge a clear winner.
A caravan which is being used as a polling station on Grange Farm in Garthorpe, as Britain goes to the ballot box today in the most uncertain General Election for decades, with no party on course to emerge a clear winner.
Voters in Ironbridge, Shropshire, arrive to cast their vote at The Iron Bridge Tollhouse, as Britain goes to the ballot box today in the most uncertain General Election for decades, with no party on course to emerge a clear winner.
People cast their votes as a man uses a punch bag in the East Hull Boxing Academy, Hull, as Britain goes to the ballot box today in the most uncertain General Election for decades, with no party on course to emerge a clear winner.
People arrive to vote at Ush Hair studio in Hull which is being used as a polling station, as Britain goes to the ballot box in the most uncertain General Election for decades, with no party on course to emerge a clear winner.
A polling station at the Royal Artillery Museum in Woolwich, east London, on the day of the General Election.
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LONDON (AP) - A windmill, a Laundromat, and a boxing academy were just some of the weird and wonderful venues used as polling stations in Britain's general election Thursday.

While most voters up and down the country head to unremarkable locations - churches, schools, town halls - to cast their vote, some get to make their voices heard in quirkier venues.

In London's Kensington district, voters could grab a pint at the pub serving as a polling station for the day. In Oxford, Britons could presume there was no dirty politics at a station situated inside a Laundromat. And in Hull, a boxer practicing his moves at a punch bag at a boxing academy looked on as people cast their votes nearby.

Other locations are more picturesque. In Herne Bay, southeast England, part of a windmill was used as a polling stop.


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