Election 2015 in pictures: 30 March

The sun rises behind the Palace of Westminster and the statue of Sir Winston Churchill The sun rises over the statue of Sir Winston Churchill at Westminster after the dissolution of Parliament, which marks the official start of the UK general election campaign.
A cleaner polishes the handle of 10 Downing Street A morning spruce-up at 10 Downing Street.
A road sweeper makes his way past 10 Downing Street, The pavement outside the prime minister's London residence receives the close attention of a council road sweeper.
Downing Street cat Larry and police sniffer dog Bailey meet on the steps of 10 Downing Street Early arrivals on the doorstep included Larry, the Downing Street cat, and Bailey, a police sniffer dog.
A fox runs in front of 10 Downing Street The parade of animals continued with a fox putting in a brief appearance.
Leader of the Labour party Ed Miliband leaves his home Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, leaving his home to launch his party's business manifesto.
 Demonstrators stand outside Bloomberg LP's European headquarters Outside the Bloomberg European headquarters where Mr Miliband was speaking, protesters dressed as Alex Salmond, of the SNP, criticised any possible government involving Labour and the nationalists.
Labour leader Ed Miliband Mr Miliband made a promise to "return Britain to a leadership role" in Brussels.
United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage arrives in Westminster Nigel Farage, the UKIP leader, arriving in Westminster after appearing on the ITV Good Morning Britain programme.
Nigel Farage surrounded by journalists Mr Farage was mobbed by journalists as he delivered his message, saying that UKIP offered a "completely distinctive plan from the other political parties".
Members of the media gather in Downing Street The media await David Cameron's first public appearance of the day, to travel from Downing Street to Buckingham Palace to inform the Queen that Parliament has been dissolved.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Number 10 Downing Street Mr Cameron leaving Downing Street on his way to the Palace.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg walks to the Cabinet Office after speaking to reporters before going to Buckingham Palace Nick Clegg, the leader of the Liberal Democrats and deputy prime minister in the coalition, en route to the Cabinet Office after speaking to reporters. He went to Buckingham Palace, after Mr Cameron had been, to see the Queen in his capacity as Lord President of the Council.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks as he returns to Number 10 Downing Street Once back in Downing Street Mr Cameron spoke to the press, saying the election was "about moving forward after five years of effort and sacrifice". The prime minister suggested voters faced a "stark choice" between the Conservatives and Labour.
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon on the General Election campaign trail in Glasgow Fort Shopping Park In Glasgow, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon met potential voters at a shopping centre.
Colonel Geoffrey Godbold, Common Cryer and Sergeant-At-Arms reads the proclamation of the dissolution of the present Parliament Col Geoffrey Godbold, Common Cryer and Sergeant-at-Arms of the City of London, reading the proclamation of the dissolution of Parliament outside the Royal Exchange.

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